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H.R.2423: Disabled Veterans' Access to Medical Exams Improvement Act

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Sponsor Jon Runyan, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 18, 2013
Latest Major Action July 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Disabled Veterans' Access to Medical Exams Improvement Act - Amends the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 to extend until December 31, 2016, the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide for persons other than VA employees (i.e., contract physicians) to conduct medical disability examinations of applicants for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Permits licensed, VA-contracted physicians to conduct such examinations at any location in any state, the District of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, so long as the examination is authorized under the contract.

Amends the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 1996 to provide similar authorities with respect to permissible examination locations to licensed physicians under the pilot program authorizing the VA to use contract physicians to perform medical disability examinations of applicants for benefits under laws carried out th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 17, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
July 17, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
June 28, 2013 Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Prior to Referral.
June 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.