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Titles (5)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Veterans ACCESS Act
Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans ACCESS Act
Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to prohibit or suspend certain health care providers from providing non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care services to veterans, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
11/09/2017Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S7166)
11/09/2017Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7166)
05/17/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
11/13/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
11/13/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
11/13/2017-2:04pmHouseReceived in the House.
11/13/2017SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/09/2017SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7166)
11/09/2017SenateSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7166)
07/11/2017SenateCommittee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-320.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/17/2017SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 05/17/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Veterans' Affairs05/17/2017 Referred to
07/11/2017 Hearings by
11/09/2017 Discharged from
House Veterans' Affairs11/13/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health11/13/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate without amendment (11/09/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017 or the Veterans ACCESS Act

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deny or revoke eligibility to provide non-VA health care services to veterans for any any health care provider that: (1) was removed from VA employment for violating VA policy relating to the delivery of safe and appropriate health care, (2) violated medical license requirements, (3) had a VA credential revoked on grounds that impact the provider's ability to deliver safe and appropriate health care, or (4) violated a law for which a prison term of more than one year may be imposed.

The VA may deny, revoke, or suspend a health care provider's eligibility to provide non-VA health care services based on a reasonable belief that such action is necessary to immediately protect the health or safety of veterans if: (1) the provider is under investigation by a state's medical licensing board, (2) the provider has entered into a settlement agreement for a disciplinary charge relating to the practice of medicine, or (3) the VA otherwise determines that such action is appropriate.

The VA shall suspend a health care provider's eligibility to provide non-VA health care services to veterans if such provider is suspended from serving as a VA medical provider.