S 914

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 914

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the waiver of the collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2011

Mr. BEGICH (for himself, Mr. GRASSLEY, and Mr. TESTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the waiver of the collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO WAIVE COLLECTION OF COPAYMENTS FOR TELEHEALTH AND TELEMEDICINE VISITS OF VETERANS.

    (a) In General- Subchapter III of chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1722A the following new section:

`Sec. 1722B. Copayments: waiver of collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans

    `The Secretary may waive the imposition or collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary.'.

    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 17 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1722A the following new item:

      `1722B. Copayments: waiver of collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans.'.

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