H.R. 5399: Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016

To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that physicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs fulfill the ethical duty to report to State licensing authorities impaired, incompetent, and unethical health care activities.

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Jun 7, 2016


Reported by Committee on Sep 21, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 21, 2016.


David “Phil” Roe

Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2016
Length: 3 pages


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Jun 7, 2016

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Sep 21, 2016
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