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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Better Informing Veterans' Healthcare Decisions Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to post at certain locations the average national wait times for veterans to receive an appointment for health care at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/11/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/11/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/14/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/11/2016Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2016Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2016Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 07/11/2016
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/28/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs07/11/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health07/14/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services07/11/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel08/11/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/11/2016)

Better Informing Veterans' Healthcare Decisions Act

This bill urges the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that preventing veteran suicide and providing veterans access to mental health care is its top reform priority.

The VA shall, every 30 days, determine and provide to the Department of Defense, with respect to the previous year:

  • the average national wait times (in days) for veterans enrolled in the VA health care system to receive appointments for mental health care and primary health care at VA medical facilities,
  • the average time for the VA to process a claim for disability compensation, and
  • the average time for the VA to decide an appeal of such a claim.

The VA shall place a sign displaying the most current such times in a conspicuous location at each career counselor or career assistance advisor office.