S. 450: Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2020

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Date of Report

Fri February 14th, 2020

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to expedite the onboarding process for new medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to reduce the duration of the hiring process for such medical providers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cory Gardner — R — CO

Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program at a minimum of 10 medical facilities to assess the feasibility and advisability of expediting the VA's process for onboarding new medical providers. Priority shall be given to facilities facing hiring shortages of licensed and independent medical providers. The VA is also required to submit to Congress a strategy to reduce the duration of its hiring process fo...

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