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house Bill H.R. 5162

Vet Connect Act of 2016

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Vet Connect Act of 2016

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.


(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Vet Connect Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to disclose to non-VA entities that provide hospital care or medical treatment to veterans (including private entities and other federal agencies) records of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient in connection with a program relating to drug abuse, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or sickle cell anemia.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The house Passed September 26th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedApril 29th, 2016

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