Requires the VA to accept, for purposes of establishing a claim for veterans disability benefits, a report of a medical examination administered by a private physician without requiring confirmation by a Veterans Health Administration physician if the report is sufficiently complete.
Amended in committee.
Original sponsor: Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Cosponsors: Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10], Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2], Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2], Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6], Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6], Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2], Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26], Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.