Tuesday, December 28, 2010

House Bill targets women veterans, amputees’ medical care

From The Providence Journal in R.I.:

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to approve legislation to address the unique medical concerns of women veterans and injured and amputee veterans.

Bill H.R. 5953 requires that all Department of Veterans Affairs facilities post a bill of rights as a way to bolster the consistency of VA care and address gaps in care reported by these veteran patient populations.

The bill would also instruct the VA to inform veterans and educate employees at each VA prosthetics and orthotics clinic of the Injured and Amputee Veterans’ Bill of Rights.

A 10-page amended version of H.R. 5953 can be seen at the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs website at http://veterans.house.gov/legislation/111th/HR5953ManagersAmendmentRevised.pdf.

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