Summary: H.R.2601 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/07/2017)

Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017 or the VICTOR Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include among veterans eligible to receive hospital care and medical services through agreements with the Department of Defense, the Indian Health Service, federally-qualified health centers, or health care providers that participate in the Medicare program a veteran:

  • who requires an organ or bone marrow transplant; and
  • who has a medically compelling reason to travel outside the veteran's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network region in which the veteran resides to receive a transplant at a VA medical facility, or who faces an unusual or excessive burden in receiving such transplant at a VA facility, such as geographical challenges, environmental factors, or a medical condition that affects the ability to travel.