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house Bill H.R. 5501

Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act

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Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the recruitment of physicians in the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer a contingent physician's appointment to a person who, upon completion of a post-graduate training program, completes a residency program within two years after the VA offer. Eligibility requirements for a VA physician's appointment, including a contingency appointment, are revised to require completion of a residency program rather than an internship. The VA shall ensure that a recruiter or other similar official of each Veterans Integrated Service Network visits, at least annually, each allopathic and osteopathic teaching institution with a graduate medical education program within the Network to recruit individuals for the Veterans Health Administration.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJune 16th, 2016

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