Full Committee Hearing: Caring for Veterans in Crisis: Ensuring a Comprehensive Health System Approach


Date: 01.29.20

Location: House Visitors Center 210

Presiding: Chairman Rep. Takano

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Caring for Veterans in Crisis: Ensuring a Comprehensive Health System Approach.” The hearing will explore Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies related to screening for suicide risk, care coordination for veterans at risk of suicide, the mental health environment of care on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) campuses, and the extent to which VHA is maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for veterans experiencing mental health crises.

Watch the meeting here

See meeting documents here

Panel 1

 

Ms. Renee Oshinski

Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Accompanied by:

 

Dr. David Carroll

Executive Director, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Mr. Frederick Jackson

Senior Executive Director, Office of Security and Law Enforcement

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Dr. Julie Kroviak

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

VA Office of Inspector General

U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Dr. C. Edward Coffey

Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC