skip to main content

H.R. 4053 (113th): VA Timely Mammogram Results Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4053

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish standards for the provision of mammograms at health care facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the VA Timely Mammogram Results Act of 2013 .

2.

Standards for provision of mammograms

(a)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following section:

1720H.

Standards for providing results of mammograms at Department facilities

The Secretary shall establish standards with respect to the timeliness of providing to patients the results of mammograms performed at a facility of a Department and reporting such results. In establishing such standards, the Secretary shall take into consideration the best practices of the private sector.

.

(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 1720G the following new item:

1720H. Standards for providing results of mammograms at Department facilities.

.