Congressional Panel to Analyze VA Hospital Mishaps
June 2, 2009
The US House Committee on Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee has scheduled a June 16 hearing into mistakes that put patients at three VA facilities at risk for HIV and hepatitis.
Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.), the subcommittee's chair, said if veterans test positive for HIV or hepatitis, "whether it came from these improper procedures or not, the VA has a responsibility to take care of these patients."
05.30.2009; Bill Poovey
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