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H.R. 6581 - Increasing Veteran Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2018

Sponsor: Jack Bergman (R)
Introduced: 2018-07-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6581


    To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain strategies for preventive colorectal screenings for veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

    Mr. Bergman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt certain strategies for preventive colorectal screenings for veterans, 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 “Increasing Veteran Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Strategies for preventive colorectal screenings for veterans.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that the colorectal cancer preventive screening guidelines used in each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs and non-Department facility at which veterans receive hospital care or medical services under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, include all strategies for preventive colorectal screenings included in—

(1) the latest recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force; and

(2) the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set issued by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

(b) Deadline.—The Secretary shall carry out this section not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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