H.R.5418 - Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1] (Introduced 03/29/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-693|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2018 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-616. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.5418 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (05/22/2018)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program using multiple prime vendors.
This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act”.
(a) Vendors.—In procuring certain medical, surgical, and dental supplies or laboratory supplies for medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program, or successor program, in a manner that—
(1) requires the Secretary to award contracts to multiple regional prime vendors instead of a single nationwide prime vendor; and
(2) prohibits a prime vendor from solely designing the formulary of such supplies.
(1) EXPERTISE.—In carrying out the formulary of supplies under the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program, or successor program, the Secretary shall ensure that each employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs who conducts formulary analyses or makes decisions with respect to including items on the formulary has medical expertise relevant to the items for which the employee conducts such analyses or makes such decisions.
(2) LISTS.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and quarterly thereafter with respect to any updates, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Senate a list of each employee described in paragraph (1) and the relevant medical expertise of the employee, listed by the categories of items in the formulary described in such paragraph.
Passed the House of Representatives May 21, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|