Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
11/08/2019          

VA Improvement Act

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11/21/2019 Introduced in House Open
11/08/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5008


To direct the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform certain duties regarding underperforming medical centers of the Department.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 8, 2019

Mr. Gallego introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To direct the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform certain duties regarding underperforming medical centers of the Department.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “VA Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Duties of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding underperforming medical centers of the Department.

(a) List of recommendations.—Not later than 90 days after the issuance of the end-of-year relative performance star ratings (in this section referred to as “Star Ratings”) for each fiscal year, the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs shall identify and transmit a list of specific improvement recommendations for each medical center of the Department that received fewer than two stars in the Star Ratings regarding quality of care for the most recent fiscal year. The Inspector General shall transmit each such list to—

(1) the Director of the medical center named in the list;

(2) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

(3) the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives;

(4) the Senators for the State in which the medical center is located; and

(5) the Representative in whose congressional district the medical center is located.

(b) Progress reports.—Not later than 180 days after the Inspector General transmits a list under subsection (a), the Inspector General shall publish on the website of the Department and submit to the recipients of that list a report that identifies—

(1) the extent to which the Director of the medical center implemented the improvement recommendations;

(2) any change in the performance of the medical center.


Picture Name From Date Type
Ruben Gallego D-AZ 11/08/2019 Sponsor
Date Branch Action
12/02/2019 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
11/08/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Action By: House of Representatives
11/08/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5008. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (11/08/2019) VA Improvement Act This bill requires the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify and transmit a list of specific improvement recommendations for VA medical centers that are underperforming regarding quality of care for the most recent fiscal year.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (11/08/2019) VA Improvement Act This bill requires the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify and transmit a list of specific improvement recommendations for VA medical centers that are underperforming regarding quality of care for the most recent fiscal year.
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