Department of Veterans Affairs: Enrollment--Provision of Hospital and Outpatient Care to Veterans Subpriorities of Priority Categories 7 and 8 and Annual Enrollment Level Decision, GAO-03-422R, B-291866, January 28, 2003
B-291866, Jan 28, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It was published in the Federal Register as an interim final rule on January 17. While the VA will continue to treat all veterans currently enrolled in any category and will treat new enrollees in categories 1 through 7. It is suspending the enrollment of additional veterans who are in the lowest statutory enrollment category (priority category 8). Enclosed is our assessment of the VA's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is William Scanlon.