THANK YOU Andyman!
They give us a tracking number but it is easier to just pop our name into their search feature at the top to make sure our comment pops up.
You just click on View all comments, and in Search feature click on New search within this document and your commenter name will pop up with your comment.
I have not found any of the vet lawyer's comments yet but one other hadit member has commented too.
A VA anesthesiologist made the point that there is no lack of qualified anesthesiologists in the VA.
This could change the VA in many many ways.
I am not even sure if the nurses ,like the VA docs, dont have to carry malpractice insurance, and how it would work out if a VA APRN makes a critical medical error with a patient.
There is the NPDB mandate as well...and the VA's reporting requirements of doctors who have caused FTCA awards. Will that apply to these nurses too?
I have nothing against nurses and known many who are superb at their work.
Still, as many commenters (vets and/or their family members said) you all earned the best medical care the VA has to give. Maybe this change will ensure the best care. But maybe it wont in every case.
And how much weight will the VA give to APRNs in the claims process?
Let the medical facts speak for themselves.
Don't develop another mental heath issue (anxiety) trying to anticipate.
Rating Officers are supposed to evaluate medical evidence, nothing else.
Relax, it will work in your favor.
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