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Licensed Providers and VA Exams

Licensed Providers and VA Exams

It’s hard to believe, but, under current laws in the United States, medical providers who have had their licenses revoked can still conduct medical examinations for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Senators Krysten Sinema and Marco Rubio have teamed up to bring the Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act to a vote to eliminate the possibility that unlicensed providers will conduct crucial procedures for veterans receiving government healthcare. Senator Rubio explains that the bill will ensure “that only health care providers who meet the VA’s requirements are able to treat our service men and women.”

As Senator Sinema explained: “Our veterans have earned the highest quality care, and it’s unacceptable for the VA to deliver anything less. Our legislation protects veterans from unlicensed medical providers and helps ensure they receive disability examinations from providers they can trust.”

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) have thrown their support behind the bill.