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Passed House without amendment (12/07/2016)

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

(Sec. 1) This bill authorizes the Director of a Veterans Integrated Service Network of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with an entity specializing in civilian accreditation or health care evaluation to investigate any medical center within the network to assess deficiencies of the facilities at such medical center.

Before entering into any contract, the director shall notify the VA, the VA Inspector General, and the Government Accountability Office in order to coordinate any investigation pursuant to a contract with any ongoing investigations or accreditations.