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Monday, May 22, 2017

House Committee Seeking Answers Following Peru VA Clinic Investigation

By Carson Gerber

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and members of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs are asking for more information about the Peru VA outpatient clinic following an investigation that found employees there changed veterans’ pain medication without doing physical assessments.

The committee last week sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin asking for details on the VA’s follow up to the investigation, including any action being taken against the employees named in the report.

… In a statement, Walorski called the improper care and scheduling manipulation at the Peru clinic “reprehensible.”

“Hoosier veterans deserve better,” she said. “The VA secretary needs to explain why this misconduct was allowed to continue for so long, whether those responsible have been held accountable and what is being done to prevent these failures from occurring again.”

The letter sent to Shulkin states that all the information requested should be provided to the committee by June 2, and noted committee members would not close their inquiry until they are “sufficiently satisfied with the responses provided.”

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