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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 115


To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 12, 2017

Mr. Heller introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Transplant Coverage Act”.

SEC. 2. Authorization to provide for operations on live donors for purposes of conducting transplant procedures for veterans.

(a) In general.—Subchapter VIII of chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 1788. Transplant procedures with live donors and related services

“(a) In general.—In a case in which a veteran is eligible for a transplant procedure from the Department, the Secretary may provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out such procedure for such veteran notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for health care from the Department.

“(b) Other services.—The Secretary shall furnish to a live donor any care or services before and after conducting the transplant procedure under subsection (a) that may be required in connection with such procedure.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 17 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1787 the following new item:


“1788. Transplant procedures with live donors and related services.”.