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VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act

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A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/04/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
05/22/2019Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
02/04/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 04/29/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 01/28/2020

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Senate Veterans' Affairs02/04/2019 Referred to
05/22/2019 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (02/04/2019)

VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish transportation in connection with the receipt of covered health care services for a newborn child of a woman veteran (and the child's parents). The bill expands covered health care services to include services furnished at health care facilities other than the facility where the child was delivered.

Under the bill, the VA may furnish more than seven days of health care services and transportation to such services if a child is in need of additional care.

Expenses incurred for transportation furnished in order for a newborn child of a veteran to receive health care services prior to the enactment of this bill may be waived or reimbursed to the veteran by the VA.