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Legislation/Regulation
Congressional Testimony

Hearing: Broken Promises: Assessing VA’s Systems for Protecting Veterans from Clinical Harm

Hearing: Broken Promises: Assessing VA’s Systems for Protecting Veterans from Clinical Harm, US House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. 116th Cong, 1st Sess (2019).

The Veterans Affairs (VA) health system is responsible for both systemic achievements and challenges. This hearing examined a series of problems occurring in the VA system including unexplained deaths of patients. Strategies presented during testimony to remedy these situations include improving employee background checks, credentialing gaps and response to reported clinician performance concerns.