Text: H.R.2645 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2645


To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2019

Mrs. Lee of Nevada (for herself, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mrs. Walorski, and Ms. Houlahan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.

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 “Newborn Care Improvement Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Improvement of health care services provided to newborn children by Department of Veterans Affairs.

Section 1786 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “seven days” and inserting “14 days”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) Annual report.—Not later than 31 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the health care services provided under subsection (a) during such fiscal year, including the number of newborn children who received such services during such fiscal year.”.