About the bill
S. 1266 would authorize the VA to contract with a nonprofit organization that accredits U.S. health care organizations/programs to investigate and assess/report deficiencies at VA medical centers (VAMCs).
The Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISNs) are responsible for the planning, budgeting, and service delivery in the provision of healthcare to veterans within a geographic region that include multiple VAMCs and may stretch across multiple states. Overall, there are 18 VISNs in the Veterans Health Administration.
S. 1266 authorizes VISN or VAMC directors to contract with outside entities to conduct audits and investigations of VA medical facilities to equip them with the additional information needed to drive improvements in care. To prevent unnecessarily duplicative investigations, the bill also requires VISN or VAMC directors to inform the VA Secretary, the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 8, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“Inhofe, Lankford, Mullin and Russell Introduce Legislation to Improve Veteran Health Care”
— Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Sponsor) on Mar 9, 2018
“Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2017 Activity Report”
— Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 2, 2018
S. 1266 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1266. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Enhancing Veteran Care Act, Pub. L. No. 115-95, S. 1266, 115th Cong. (2017).
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