Summary

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reorganize the Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on May 10, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
May 10, 2012

Bill Text

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reorganize the Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``VISN Reorganization Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. ADMINISTRATION OF VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS.

(a) Veterans Integrated Service Networks.-- (1) In general.--Subchapter I of chapter 73 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``Sec. 7309. Veterans Integrated Service Networks ``(a) Organization.--The Secretary shall organize the Veterans Health Administration in 12 geographically defined Veterans Integrated Service Networks. ``(b) Alignment With Mission of Department.--The Secretary shall ensure that the staff, services, and programs of each Veterans Integrated Service Network are aligned with the mission of the Department and the specific health care requirements of each population of veterans in each Network. ``(c) Implementation of National Goals.--The Secretary shall ensure that each Veterans Integrated Service Network takes appropriate measures to implement the national goals of the Department within their networks and associated medical centers. ``(d) Integrated Health Care System.--The Secretary shall ensure that each Veterans Integrated Service Network maintains a regional integrated healthcare system by-- ``(1) implementing alliances with such other governmental, public, and private health care organizations and practitioners as the Secretary considers appropriate to meet the needs of veterans in the Network; ``(2) providing oversight and management of,...

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Bill Summary

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reorganize the Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.

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