S 2003

Version: Introduced+in+Senate
Author: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

S. 1934 (Introduced-in-Senate)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1934


To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for persons disabled by treatment under the Veterans Community Care Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 20, 2019

Mr. Tester (for himself, Mrs. Murray, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for persons disabled by treatment under the Veterans Community Care Program, 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 “Parity in Veterans Health Care Rights Act”.

SEC. 2. Benefits for persons disabled by treatment under Veterans Community Care Program.

Subsection (a) of section 1151 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);

(2) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking “or” at the end; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) the disability or death was caused by hospital care, a medical service, or an extended care service furnished the veteran by a non-Department provider under section 1703 of this title and the proximate cause of the disability or death was—

“(A) carelessness, negligence, lack of proper skill, error in judgment, or similar instance of fault on the part of the provider in furnishing the hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, or examination; or

“(B) an event not reasonably foreseeable; or”.


S 2003

Version: Introduced+in+Senate
Author: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

S. 1934 (Introduced-in-Senate)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1934


To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for persons disabled by treatment under the Veterans Community Care Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 20, 2019

Mr. Tester (for himself, Mrs. Murray, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for persons disabled by treatment under the Veterans Community Care Program, 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 “Parity in Veterans Health Care Rights Act”.

SEC. 2. Benefits for persons disabled by treatment under Veterans Community Care Program.

Subsection (a) of section 1151 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);

(2) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking “or” at the end; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) the disability or death was caused by hospital care, a medical service, or an extended care service furnished the veteran by a non-Department provider under section 1703 of this title and the proximate cause of the disability or death was—

“(A) carelessness, negligence, lack of proper skill, error in judgment, or similar instance of fault on the part of the provider in furnishing the hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, or examination; or

“(B) an event not reasonably foreseeable; or”.