ABSTRACT

COVID-19 Pandemic: VA Provides Health Care Assistance to Civilians as Part of the Federal Response, Report to Congressional Addressees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "As the nation's largest integrated health care system, VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] has significant resources to respond to large-scale disasters and emergencies requiring a public health response. As a part of the nation's federal response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], FEMA tasked VA to provide emergency resources to support states, territories, tribes, and other federal agencies through mission assignments. The CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to report on the ongoing monitoring and oversight efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes (1) how VA determines its capacity to accept mission assignments and (2) the number and types of mission assignments VA conducted from March 2020 through February 2021, among other objectives."

Report Number:
GAO-21-395
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Date:
2021-05
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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