Patient Safety | 11.23.20
Congress Approves Tougher Patient Safety Oversight After Deaths at Clarksburg VA Hospital
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/18/20) Moore, Daniel
Both chambers of Congress have unanimously approved legislation to increase accountability at VA health centers nationwide after seven veterans at a VA hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, were murdered by lethal doses of insulin. The U.S. House of Representatives recorded a 394-0 vote to pass the Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act, introduced by West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R). The House’s vote means the legislation heads to President Trump's desk. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to submit to Congress reports detailing the VA's policies and procedures relating to patient safety and quality of care. The first of these reports will be due within 30 days of the bill's passage.
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