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VHA Office of Emergency Management: VA/DoD Contingency

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) serves as the primary medical backup to the military health care system during and immediately following an outbreak of war or national emergency. VHA Handbook 0320.04 - VA/DoD Contingency Plan (51 KB, PDF) outlines how the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) supports that effort.

Background

The VA/DoD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operation Act (Pub. L. 97-174) was enacted on May 4, 1982. This law gave VA a new mission: to serve as the principal health care backup to DoD in the event of war or national emergency that involves armed conflict. In addition to the contingency mission, this public law amended Title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.), to promote greater peacetime sharing of health care resources between VA and DoD.

Authority

Program Manager Contact Information

Michael Feeser
EMSHG Director, Planning
Michael.Feeser@va.gov
Phone: 304-264-4805
Fax: 304-264-4499


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