Summary: S.221 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2019)

Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act

The bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to transmit specified information to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the applicable state licensing board when the VA brings a major adverse action against certain appointed VA medical employees. Specifically, the VA must transmit the employee's name and the description of and reason for the major adverse action.

The VA may not enter into a settlement agreement regarding a claim by a VA employee under which it would be required to conceal a serious medical error or purge a negative record from an employee's personnel file. Such provision shall not apply to a negative record if the VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection and the Office of Special Counsel jointly certify that the negative record is not legitimate.