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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Actions Overview (1)

05/26/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

06/13/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/26/2016Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/26/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 05/26/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/07/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs05/26/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health06/13/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/26/2016)

VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2016

This bill requires the director of each Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility to report quarterly to the VA on:

  • the number of patients who contracted an infection as result of surgery at such medical facility, including a brief summary of each case; and
  • the number of, and reasons for, scheduled surgeries that were cancelled or transferred to another facility and the subsequent number of days that each patient had to wait for surgery.

The VA shall submit such reports and a summary of such reports to Congress and publish them on its website.