The Bill “Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017” Has Passed

Bill Passed: To provide for certain reporting requirements relating to medical care for women veterans provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and through contracts entered into by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with non-Department medical providers, and for other purposes.

The bill passed the House on May 21, 2018. It was introduced by (D) Representative J. Luis Correa from CA.

Summary: Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress annually on the access of women veterans to gender-specific medical care (mammograms, maternity care, and gynecological care) provided by contracting non-VA medical providers. Each VA medical facility must report quarterly to the VA on the facility’s compliance with the environment of care standards for women veterans, which are standards intended to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of women veterans when they receive medical care. The VA must report to Congress with a plan to strengthen such standards.

This bill mainly relates to these subjects; Congressional oversight, Women’s health, Veterans’ medical care, Cancer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Performance measurement, Hospital care, Government information and archives, Health information and medical records, Health facilities and institutions, Medical tests and diagnostic methods, Health care quality and Armed Forces and National Security.

Cosponsors

  • (D) Rep. Julia Brownley from CA
  • (D) Rep. Tim Ryan from OH
  • (D) Rep. Gwen Moore from WI
  • (D) Rep. Norma Torres from CA
  • (D) Rep. Susan A. Davis from CA
  • (D) Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester from DE
  • (D) Rep. Pete Aguilar from CA
  • (D) Rep. A. Donald McEachin from VA
  • (D) Rep. Gene Green from TX
  • (D) Rep. Zoe Lofgren from CA
  • (D) Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Brendan Boyle from PA
  • (D) Rep. Dave Loebsack from IA
  • (D) Rep. Jan Schakowsky from IL
  • (D) Rep. Ruben Gallego from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Colleen Hanabusa from HI
  • (D) Rep. Collin C. Peterson from MN
  • (D) Rep. Tom O’Halleran from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Jimmy Gomez from CA
  • (D) Rep. Juan Vargas from CA
  • (D) Rep. Tim Walz from MN
  • (D) Rep. Dina Titus from NV
  • (D) Rep. Raul Ruiz from CA
  • (D) Rep. Adriano Espaillat from NY
  • (D) Rep. Salud Carbajal from CA
  • (D) Rep. André Carson from IN
  • (D) Rep. Betty McCollum from MN
  • (D) Rep. Dwight Evans from PA
  • (D) Rep. Steve Cohen from TN
  • (D) Rep. Tony Cárdenas from CA
  • (R) Rep. Mike Coffman from CO
  • (D) Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi from IL
  • (D) Rep. Ann McLane Kuster from NH
  • (D) Rep. Derek Kilmer from WA
  • (D) Rep. Mike Thompson from CA