H.R.1729: VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 52 (49 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to make the service treatment records, personal records, unit records, and medical records (service records) of each member of the Armed Forces available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) in an electronic format. Provides post-discharge or release timelines for such availability. Requires each service record provided to include a DOD certification of the record's completeness.

Deems such service record release a permitted disclosure under requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.