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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

VETS Act of 2017
Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

VETS Act of 2017
Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

VETS Act of 2017
Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
11/07/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8556-8557)
11/07/2017Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-394.
04/25/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/08/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
11/07/2017-3:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/07/2017-3:42pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8556-8557)
11/07/2017-3:30pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2123.
11/07/2017-3:30pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8556-8558)
11/07/2017-3:30pmHouseMr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/07/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 290.
11/07/2017HouseReported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-394.
11/02/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
11/02/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
04/25/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
04/25/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (26)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs04/25/2017 Referred to
11/02/2017 Markup by
11/07/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-394
Senate Veterans' Affairs11/08/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (7)


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (11/07/2017)

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Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 or the VETS Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill allows a licensed health care professional of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to practice his or her profession using telemedicine at any location in any state regardless of where the professional or patient is located if the covered health care professional is using telemedicine to provide VA medical or health services.

Such authority shall apply to a covered health care professional regardless of whether the covered health care professional or patient is located in a federally-owned facility.

The bill defines "covered health care professional" as a health care professional who: (1) is a VA employee appointed under specified VA authorities or under the civil service; (2) is authorized by the VA to provide health care; (3) is required to adhere to all telemedicine quality standards; and (4) has an active, current, full, and unrestricted state license, registration, or certification for such health care profession.

The VA shall report to Congress on the effectiveness of the VA's use of telemedicine.