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VA Provides Health Care Assistance to Civilians as Part of the COVID-19 Federal Response

  • Author(s):
  • Debra Draper

As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA 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 COVID19, FEMA tasked VA to provide emergency resources to support states, territories, tribes, and other federal agencies through mission assignments. The CARES Act included a provision for GAO 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.

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Publisher:Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Published:May 1, 2021
License:Public Domain

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