Senate Bill 2533
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-135 on Jun 7, 2022
Jul 29, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 7, 2022
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Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
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House Votes (2)
March 23, 2022
Voice Vote
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S1754-1756; text: CR S1754)

Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act

This bill addresses the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provision of mammograms and breast cancer treatment.

Among other requirements, the VA must

  • submit a strategic plan for improving breast imaging services for veterans,
  • implement a three-year pilot program to provide telemammography services for veterans who live in locations where access to breast imaging services at a VA facility is difficult or unfeasible,
  • upgrade all mammography services at its facilities to use three-dimensional breast imaging,
  • update guidelines to increase the use of testing for the breast cancer gene and genetic counseling for veterans diagnosed with breast cancer, and
  • update its policies and directives to ensure that it confirms the accessibility of a breast imaging site when referring a veteran with a spinal cord injury or disorder to a non-VA provider.

In addition, the VA must enter into a partnership with at least one cancer center of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in each Veterans Integrated Service Network to expand access to high-quality cancer care for women veterans. In implementing such partnerships, the VA must ensure that veterans with breast cancer who reside in rural areas or states without a partner cancer center are able to receive care through telehealth.

Finally, the VA must collaborate with the Department of Defense and report on all current research and health care collaborations between the departments on treating veterans and members of the Armed Forces with breast cancer.

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Public Record
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Jul 30, 2021 4:14:24 AM
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Jun 23, 2022 9:56:29 PM