H.R.4059 - Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 10/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/12/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4059 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/12/2017)
Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that each VA physician is informed of the duty to report any covered activity committed by another physician that the physician witnesses or otherwise directly discovers to the applicable state licensing authority within five days.
"Covered activity" means any activity occurring in a VA medical facility that consists of or causes the provision of impaired, incompetent, or unethical health care that requires direct reporting under the Code of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.