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H.R. 2123: VETS Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2123 would authorize a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) licensed health care professional to practice telemedicine at any location in any state, regardless of where the professional or patient is located.

Under current law, the VA can only waive state provider licensing requirements if both the physician and the patient are located in a federally owned facility. This places a burden on a significant number of veterans in rural, remote, or medically underserved areas who may have to travel extensive distances to VA medical facilities and on veterans ...

Sponsor and status

Glenn Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Apr 25, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 7, 2017

This bill passed in the House on November 7, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

40% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 25, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 24, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 3, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 7, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 7, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2123 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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