House Bill 3530
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Dec 17, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 27, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 18, 2019
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3530
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Michigan
Florida
Florida
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Louisiana
Arizona
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
Passed
December 17, 2019
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act

This bill addresses licensure and employment requirements for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, for VA medical provider positions that require a person to prescribe controlled substances, the bill prohibits a person from being employed if their Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration has been terminated, revoked, or surrendered, and they have not received a waiver from the DEA.

The bill also requires the VA to take prompt adverse personnel actions against a medical provider employee (1) who is not licensed, registered, certified, or in receipt of a DEA waiver; or (2) who does not promptly notify the VA of any suspension in such license, registration, or certification.

Additionally, the VA must conduct biennial audits of medical provider employees to ensure they are licensed, registered, or certified as required.

The VA shall ensure that the hiring process includes a request for licensure status and a verification of licensure status before an individual begins employment.

Finally, the VA shall provide annual training on these licensure and employment requirements to directors of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks, as well as chiefs of staff and directors of VA health care facilities.

Text (3)
December 18, 2019
December 17, 2019
June 27, 2019
Actions (15)
12/18/2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
12/17/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/17/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 1 (Roll no. 686). (text: 12/16/2019 CR H10272-10273)
12/17/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 1 (Roll no. 686).(text: 12/16/2019 CR H10272-10273)
12/17/2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10314-10315)
12/16/2019
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/16/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3530.
12/16/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10272-10275)
12/16/2019
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/29/2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/29/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/29/2019
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
07/16/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
06/27/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
06/27/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 28, 2019 7:12:15 AM
Record Updated
Jul 16, 2021 3:30:18 PM