S.875: Department of Veterans Affairs Disease Reporting and Oversight 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 Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Disease Reporting and Oversight Act of 2013 - Requires the director of a Veterans Integrated Service Network, within 24 hours after confirming the presence of a notifiable infectious disease (any infectious disease that is either on a specified published list of nationally notifiable diseases or that is covered by a provision of law of a state that requires the reporting of infectious diseases) at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility under that director's jurisdiction, to notify: (1) the Central Office of the VA; (2) the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; (3) the state and county in which the facility is located; (4) each individual at the facility who has contracted the disease or is at risk of doing so, as well as the individual's next of kin, the individual's primary health care provider, and the county in which the individual resides; and (5) each VA employee of such facility. Requires such director to comply w...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.