S. 3643: VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act

CBO Score

$5 million

Date of Report

Wed September 2nd, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize certain postgraduate health care employees and health professions trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kelly Loeffler — R — GA

Allows supervised medical interns and residents at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide care using telemedicine to more patients. Under current practice, supervised medical trainees can use telemedicine to provide care to veterans in the state in which they are licensed. The bill would allow those trainees working with VA to use telemedicine to provide health care to veterans in any state.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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