H.R.5501 - Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] (Introduced 06/16/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/27/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5501 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/16/2016)
Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer a contingent physician's appointment to a person who, upon completion of a post-graduate training program, completes a residency program within two years after the VA offer.
Eligibility requirements for a VA physician's appointment, including a contingency appointment, are revised to require completion of a residency program rather than an internship.
The VA shall ensure that a recruiter or other similar official of each Veterans Integrated Service Network visits, at least annually, each allopathic and osteopathic teaching institution with a graduate medical education program within the Network to recruit individuals for the Veterans Health Administration.