ERIC Number: ED064570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-4
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VA Health Care and Health Manpower Training Legislation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Hospitals of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs; United States Senate, Ninety-second Congress. First Session on S.2219, S.2354, S.2355, S.1924, S.2304, S.1635, S.2340, H. J. Res. 748, H. R. 481, and Related Bills.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
Ten legislative bills related to VA health manpower training and education and to veterans' health care were considered at this hearing. The bills concerned the following: (1) establishment of new public nonprofit medical, health profession, and allied health schools and the expansion and improvement of health manpower training programs in VA facilities and VA-affiliated institutions; (2) improved medical and nursing home care to veterans and to certain survivors and dependents of veterans; improved structural safety of VA facilities; recruitment and retention of career personnel in Dept. of Medicine and Surgery; (3) advanced residency-type training to medical personnel of the VA and other Federal Depts. and Agencies at Regional Medical Centers in VA hospitals; (4) financial assistance to institutions providing programs for training veterans with military acquired medical skills in the allied health professions; (5) pay differentials for VA nursing staff; (6) a rebuttable presumption that a disability of a veteran of any war or certain other military service is service-connected under certain circumstances; (7) the establishment of new State medical school; improvement of VA-affiliated medical schools; development of cooperative arrangements between higher-education institutions, hospitals, public or nonprofit health service institutions, and the VA for conducting educational and training programs for health care personnel; and (8) adjustment by the VA Administrator of the legislative jurisdiction over lands of the U. S. that are under his supervision and control. In addition to the text of each bill, reports of various government agencies, statements of various individuals, article reprints, excerpts of articles letters, tables, and charts are provided. An appendix concerns training of health service personnel in the VA. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Educational Facilities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Health Personnel, Health Services, Labor Force Development, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Military Personnel, Professional Personnel, Residential Programs, Universities, Veterans Education
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.