Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Report Analyzes Tracking of Medical License Expiration in VHA Facilities

A November 29, 2010 report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General reports that the processes used to monitor medical license expiration dates among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) were "inconsistent and fragmented." The report attributes this to the fact that the facilities were not provided with specific guidance on how to monitor license expiration dates and communicate with professionals whose licenses were approaching expiration.

The report recommends that the VHA provide facilities with detailed guidance outlining the actions that should be taken to monitor license expiration dates. It also recommends that facilities re-evaluate their practices based on this guidance when it is provided and that they alter their practices to conform with the VHA guidance.

The full report can be found here:

Source: va.gov

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