Public Law 115-95: Enhancing Veteran Care Act

By | February 20, 2018
Seal of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Seal of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Authorizes the VA to contract with a nonprofit organization that accredits health care organizations to investigate a VA medical center to assess and report deficiencies.

Official Summary

Enhancing Veteran Care Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with a nonprofit organization that accredits health care organizations and programs in the United States to investigate a VA medical center to assess and report deficiencies of the center’s facilities.

The VA shall delegate such authority to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) in which the medical center is located or to the director of such medical center.

Passed House
2017-12-06
Passed Senate
2017-11-09
Signed by President
2017-12-20
Became Public Law
2017-12-20

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]

Cosponsors: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK], Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL], Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]

Votes

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll661.xml

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 42

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