Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.
HR 3230, 113th Congress (2014).
The Veterans Affairs (VA) health system has both achieved success and struggled to provide safe care to its patients. In an effort to address shortcomings in care, this bill allocates additional funding to the VA. Goals of this legislation include regulating and improving staffing levels, enabling veterans to access non-VA facilities, and enhancing patient access to telemedicine.
Enacting the Washington state patient safety act requiring hospital staffing plans for nursing services and establishing recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Washington State Legislature. HB 1602 (2003).
Making hospitals accountable.
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Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries.
Levinson DR. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; November 2010. Report No. OEI-06-09-00090.