Topics: Congress, Chris Pappas, Steven Lieberman, substandard care, veteran care, human failing, license requirements, recent VA Inspector General report
- In the past months, a former VA pathologist was charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three veteran patients and is alleged to have botched diagnosis in 3,000 cases, a former nurse has been charged with stealing pain medication from veterans, a VA staff member is accused of sexual assaults and another former staff member is a person of interest in multiple veteran homicides , among others.
- “VA removes people who willfully cause harm in patient care,” Lieberman said.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs is “severely” short of nurses, psychiatrists, police and human resources staff.
- A new bipartisan bill introduced into the House last week hopes to address some of those issues with HR staff — reforming hiring practices.
- Human resources management hires are the top non-medical staff shortage at VA, followed by police.
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