McKinley Bill to Improve Transparency at VA Hospitals Signed Into Law
Washington, November 24, 2021
Washington, D.C. - Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement upon the Veterans Camera Reporting (VCR) Act (H.R. 1510) becoming law. This legislation is aimed at improving the quality of care provided at VA health care facilities, by ensuring the required video camera systems are in working order and requiring VA medical centers to report to Congress regarding these requisite patient safety measures.
“We’ve seen tragedy firsthand at the Clarksburg VA and we can never let preventable events of that nature happen again in West Virginia or any other state in this Country. Period,” said McKinley.
“Our veterans have made countless sacrifices to defend our freedoms and they deserve the best quality of care from our VA system. This bill will help restore transparency and confidence in the care provided at our VA hospitals.”
McKinley’s Bill, H.R. 1510, the Veterans’ Camera Reporting (VCR) Act signed into law on November 23, 2021.
The Senate companion version to the Veterans’ Camera Reporting (VCR) Act was also introduced by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.).
This legislation was introduced following several suspicious deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center.
Last Congress, McKinley was a lead cosponsor on House companion to H.R. 5616, the Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act which was signed into law by President Trump in November. The bill requires the VA to submit detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers in light of the recent deaths of Veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center. To read the full text of the bill click here.