Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) introduced S. 1153, the Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services (ACCESS) Act. This bill would give VA the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend the eligibility for certain community health care providers from treating veterans based on having a medical licensure violation or when a private provider has entered into a settlement agreement for a disciplinary charge related to the practice of medicine.
This measure ensures the safety of veterans and is in accordance with DAV Resolution 173, which calls for, “…strengthening, reforming and sustaining a modern, high-quality, accessible and accountable VA health care system” and “… creating integrated networks with high-quality community providers where needed…” S. 1153 would contribute to improving the quality of providers within such integrated networks by helping to preclude certain health care providers when VA is aware they have a documented record of endangering patient health or safety.
Please join DAV in supporting legislation to ensure that only the best health care practitioners treat our nation’s ill and injured veterans. Please use the prepared e-mail to write your Senators today.
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