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S.1589: Improving Quality of Care Within the Department of Veterans Affairs Act of 2013

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 Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Improving Quality of Care Within the Department of Veterans Affairs Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has in effect an up-to-date policy on reporting a notifiable infectious disease diagnosed at a VA facility in accordance with applicable state and local law, and (2) develop performance measures to assess whether and to what degree the directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) and VA medical centers are complying with such policy.

Requires the Secretary to enter into a contract with an independent third-party to: (1) assess the organizational structures of VA medical centers, and (2) improve succession planning among key leadership roles at VISN and VA medical centers.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Oct. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.