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H.R. 3224: Deborah Sampson Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3224

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.

1.

Improved access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans

(a)

In general

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

1720J.

Medical services for women veterans

(a)

Access to care

The Secretary shall ensure that gender specific services are continuously available at every medical center and community based outpatient clinic of the Department.

(b)

Study on extended hours of care

The Secretary shall conduct a study to assess—

(1)

the use of extended hours as a means of reducing barriers to care;

(2)

the need for extended hours based on interviews with women veterans and employees; and

(3)

the best practices and resources required to implement use of extended hours.

(c)

Annual report to Congress

Not later than September 30 of each year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on compliance with subsection (a).

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(b)

Clerical amendment

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

1720J. Medical services for women veterans.

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