Rothfus Supports Infectious Disease Reporting Act to Protect Veterans

Press Release

Date: June 19, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that would require the VA to follow the same state guidelines for infectious disease reporting with which all other hospitals must comply. H.R. 1792, the Infectious Disease Reporting Act, was sponsored by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs (HVAC) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Mike Coffman [CO-06].

"It is important that we do all we can to protect the health and well-being of our veterans," said Rothfus. "Chairman Coffman's common-sense legislation will protect veterans and help bring accountability and transparency to the Pittsburgh VA and VA hospitals around the country by holding them to the same infectious disease reporting standards as all other hospitals."

Congressman Rothfus also thanked Chairman Coffman for introducing the Infectious Disease Reporting Act and for holding today's hearing on this critical legislation.

"Our VA hospitals should be held to the same reporting standards as all other hospitals, said Chairman Coffman. "I thank Keith for standing with our veterans and co-sponsoring this common-sense bill to require the VA to follow state guidelines for infectious disease reporting."

The Infectious Disease Reporting Act (H.R. 1792) would require the VA to follow the same state reporting requirements with which all other hospitals must comply.


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