US HB3530 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 21-2)
Status: Engrossed on December 18 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-12-18 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Pending: Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


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.

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Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act


Roll Calls

2019-12-17 - House - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended RC# 686 (Y: 409 N: 1 NV: 20 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-12-18SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2019-12-17HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-12-17HouseOn 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)
2019-12-17HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10314-10315)
2019-12-16HouseAt 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.
2019-12-16HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3530.
2019-12-16HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10272-10275)
2019-12-16HouseMr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-10-29HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2019-10-29HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-10-29HouseSubcommittee on Health Discharged.
2019-07-16HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2019-06-27HouseIntroduced in House


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