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S.543: VISN Reorganization Act of 2013

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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 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

VISN Reorganization Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to organize the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) into 12 geographically defined Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs).

Directs the Secretary to ensure that each VISN: (1) is aligned with the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the specific health care requirements of veterans in that network; (2) implements VA national goals within their network and associated medical centers; (3) maintains a regional integrated health care system; (4) identifies and reduces the duplication of functions in VHA clinical, administrative, and operational processes and practices; (5) works to achieve maximum effectiveness in patient care and safety, graduate medical education, and research; (6) assesses the consolidation or realignment of institutional functions, in collaboration and cooperation with other VISNs and specified offices or entities within their network; and (7) develops and s...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
March 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.