H.R. 6107 (112th): Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jul 12, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Charlie” Rangel
Representative for New York's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 12, 2012
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2001 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 15, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 12, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 12, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 12, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.

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Cosponsors
38 cosponsors (30D, 8R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Health

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7/12/2012--Introduced.
Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2012 or VETS Act of 2012 - Allows a health care professional who is authorized to provide health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and who is a licensed professional to practice at any location in any state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. commonwealth, territory, or possession, regardless of where the professional or patient is located, if the professional is using telemedicine to provide treatment.
Allows such treatment regardless of whether such professional or patient is located in a facility owned by the federal government.

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