H.R.1133 - Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] (Introduced 02/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-393|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/08/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.1133 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (11/08/2017)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017”.
“(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), in a case in which a veteran is eligible for a transplant procedure from the Department, the Secretary may provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out such procedure for such veteran, notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for health care from the Department.
“(2) OTHER SERVICES.—Subject to the availability of appropriations for such purpose, the Secretary shall furnish to a live donor any care or services before and after conducting the transplant procedure under paragraph (1) that may be required in connection with such procedure.
“(3) USE OF NON-DEPARTMENT FACILITIES.—In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary may provide for the operation described in paragraph (1) on a live donor and furnish to the live donor the care and services described in paragraph (2) at a non-Department facility pursuant to an agreement entered into by the Secretary under this section. The live donor shall be deemed to be an individual eligible for hospital care and medical services at a non-Department facility pursuant to such an agreement solely for the purposes of receiving such operation, care, and services at the non-Department facility.”.
Passed the House of Representatives November 7, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|