Summary: H.R.1133 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/07/2017)

Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out a transplant procedure for an eligible veteran, notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for VA health care, and (2) provide for such an operation at a VA facility or a non-VA facility that has an agreement with the VA. (The live donor shall be deemed to be an individual eligible for hospital care and medical services at a non-VA facility pursuant to such an agreement solely for the purposes of receiving such operation, care, and services.)

Subject to fund availability, the VA shall furnish to such a donor any care or services that may be required before and after conducting such procedure.