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S. 1393: Toxic Exposure Training Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 27, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1393

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 27, 2021

(for herself and Mr. Crapo) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out training for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to exposure of veterans to toxic substances.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Toxic Exposure Training Act of 2021.

2.

Training for personnel of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to exposure of veterans to toxic substances

(a)

Health care personnel

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide to health care personnel of the Department of Veterans Affairs education and training to identify, treat, and assess the impact on veterans of illnesses related to exposure to toxic substances and inform such personnel of how to ask for additional information from veterans regarding exposure to different toxicants.

(b)

Benefits personnel

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall establish a training program for processors of claims under the laws administered by the Secretary who review claims for disability benefits relating to service-connected disabilities based on exposure to toxic substances.

(2)

Annual training

Training provided to processors under paragraph (1) shall be provided not less frequently than annually.