S.2279 - Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 11/10/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/29/2016 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2279 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/10/2015)
Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a Docs-to-Doctors Program to recruit individuals separating from the Armed Forces who served in a health care capacity in the Armed Forces.
The VA shall: (1) implement a uniform credentialing process for certain health care employees of the Veterans Health Administration; and (2) provide full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and such other licensed VA health care professionals as consistent with their education, training, and certification.