Summary: H.R.5162 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (09/26/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Vet Connect Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to disclose to non-VA entities that provide hospital care or medical treatment to veterans (including private entities and other federal agencies) records of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient in connection with a program relating to drug abuse, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or sickle cell anemia.