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Senate Committee on Veterans Health, Select - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Jeff Wentworth, Chair
Leticia Van de Putte, Vice Chair
Brian Birdwell
Wendy Davis
Jane Nelson
Charges
• Review the availability and quality of federal health care benefits for Texas veterans, including VA hospitals, primary and specialty health care sevices, and social work services. Make recommendations to the Texas Legislature and the Veterans Administration for improving access and quality of services.
• Review the availability and quality of state health care benefits for Texas veterans, including state supported nursing homes, mental health services, and other primary and specialty health care services. Make recommendations to the Texas Legislature for improving access and quality of services.
• Monitor BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) recommended integration of Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center and the subsequent creation of the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) to ensure that Texas veterans receive the benefits they diserve.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor 7/14/2010. (Press release, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, 7/14/2010).
Charge from Capitol Clearinghouse update dated July 15, 2010.

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