S.739 - Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 03/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||03/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.739 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/16/2015)
Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015
This bill modifies the treatment of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreements with service providers to furnish veterans with nursing home care, adult day health care, or other extended care services.
Any such agreement shall:
- not be treated as a federal contract for the acquisition of goods or services and shall be not subject to any provision of law governing federal contracts for the acquisition of goods or services, and
- include specified requirements (such as for medical licensing and VA review of staff and facilities) to ensure the safety and quality of care furnished to veterans pursuant to such agreement.
The failure of a provider to comply with a provision of the agreement may result in VA termination of the agreement.
Such agreements are exempted from the application of certain public contract labor laws.