H.R.2735 - An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the quality of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care in Veterans' Administration health care facilities; to make certain technical and conforming amendments; and for other purposes.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Satterfield, David E., III [D-VA-3] (Introduced 02/04/1975)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 94-703|
|Latest Action:||10/21/1976 Public law 94-581. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2735 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
(House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments)
House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment (09/29/1976)
Veterans Omnibus Health Care Act - =Title I: General Veterans Health Care and Department of Medicine and Surgery Amendments= - Requires cost studies to determine the actual cost of travel to or from Veterans' Administration health facilities incurred by veterans.
Provides for the inclusion of transportation and incidental expenses within the term "domiciliary care" for purposes of such care reimbursed by the Veterans' Administration for veterans unable to defray the expense of transportation.
Authorizes the Administrator to contract for rehabilitative services through private industry or other sources outside the Veterans' Administration in providing for therapeutic work for remuneration for patients and members of the Armed Services in Veterans' Administration health care facilities.
Establishes as a revolving fund in the Treasury the Veterans' Administration Special Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Activities Fund to maintain operating accounts to serve rehabilitative activities under this title.
Institutes procedures for the protection of patient rights of veterans. Directs the Administrator to prescribe regulations establishing procedures to ensure that all medical and prosthetic research carried out shall be carried out only with the full and informed consent of the patient or his representative.
Provides for the confidentiality of medical records pertaining to veterans covered by this Act.
Prohibits Veterans' Administration health care facilities from discriminating against alcohol and drug abusers suffering from medical disabilities in admission or treatment.
=Title II: Medical Technical and Conforming Amendments= - Veterans Medical Technical and Conforming Amendments - Authorizes the Administrator to furnish hospital care which he determines is needed to a veteran of any war or of service after January 31, 1955, for non-service-connected disability if he is unable to defray the expenses of necessary nursing home care. Makes various technical and conforming amendments relating to medical care for veterans.