H. R. 3224
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 12, 2019
Ms. Brownley of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
Improved access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans
Subchapter II of chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
Medical services for women veterans
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.
Study on extended hours of care
The Secretary shall conduct a study to assess—
the use of extended hours as a means of reducing barriers to care;
the need for extended hours based on interviews with women veterans and employees; and
the best practices and resources required to implement use of extended hours.
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).
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.