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July 15, 2014

VA Policy of Red-Flagging Veterans as “difficult,” “annoying” and “non-compliant” behavior

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — veteranclaims @ 4:15 pm

Full article at:
“How Veteran Affairs red-flags ‘disruptive’ veterans”
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/06/27/malkin-vets-va-krause/11547971/
“Did you know, for example, that the VA keeps a database on “disgruntled” and “disruptive” vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?

Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has been raising questions about the system for months and warning his peers. Under the VA policy on “patient record flags” (PRFs), federal bureaucrats can classify vets as “threats” based on assessments of their “difficult,” “annoying” and “non-compliant” behavior.

The VA manual says the flags “are used to alert Veterans Health Administration medical staff and employees of patients whose behavior and characteristics may pose a threat either to their safety, the safety of other patients, or compromise the delivery of quality health care.”

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1 Comment »

  1. But can we sue?

    Comment by KCabra (@Kcabra1) — July 4, 2016 @ 1:51 am


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