H.R.2601 - VICTOR Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 05/23/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-395|
|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.2601 — 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 improve the access of veterans to organ transplants, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017” or the “VICTOR Act of 2017”.
(1) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking “or”;
(2) in subparagraph (D)(ii)(II)(dd), by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
“(ii) (I) has, in the opinion of the primary health care provider of the veteran, a medically compelling reason to travel outside the region of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, established under section 372 of the National Organ Transplantation Act (Public Law 98–507; 42 U.S.C. 274), in which the veteran resides to receive such transplant at a medical facility of the Department; or
“(aa) geographical challenges;
“(bb) environmental factors, including roads that are not accessible to the general public, traffic, or hazardous weather;
“(cc) a medical condition of the veteran that affects the ability to travel; or
“(dd) other factors the Secretary determines appropriate, including the preference of the veteran to receive such transplant at a non-Department facility.”.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the later of—
(1) October 1, 2018; and
(2) the date of the enactment of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives November 7, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|