H.R.3530 - Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] (Introduced 06/27/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/18/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.3530 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/27/2019)
Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act
This bill addresses licensure and employment requirements for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, for VA medical provider positions that require a person to prescribe controlled substances, the bill prohibits a person from being employed if their Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration has been terminated, revoked, or surrendered, and they have not received a waiver from the DEA.
The bill also requires the VA to take prompt adverse personnel actions against a medical provider employee (1) who is not licensed, registered, certified, or in receipt of a DEA waiver; or (2) who does not promptly notify the VA of any suspension in such license, registration, or certification.
Additionally, the VA must conduct biennial audits of medical provider employees to ensure they are licensed, registered, or certified as required.
The VA shall ensure that the hiring process includes a request for licensure status and a verification of licensure status before an individual begins employment.
Finally, the VA shall provide annual training on these licensure and employment requirements to directors of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks, as well as chiefs of staff and directors of VA health care facilities.