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Short Titles as Introduced

Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that physicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs fulfill the ethical duty to report to State licensing authorities impaired, incompetent, and unethical health care activities.

Actions Overview (1)

10/12/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

10/12/2017Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/12/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (7)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 10/12/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2]* 10/12/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 11/01/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 11/01/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 11/16/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 12/11/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 01/17/2018

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House Veterans' Affairs10/12/2017 Referred to

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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.