|Title:||Stronger Controls Help Ensure People Barred from Paid Federal Healthcare Jobs Do Not Work for VHA|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Administrative Investigation
Under federal law, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) cannot employ individuals if they have been formally excluded from having a paid position in a federal healthcare program. Exclusions can result from an individual committing healthcare fraud, patient abuse, controlled substance violations, acts resulting in license revocation, and other misconduct as specified by federal law. The List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) is maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. LEIE screening is meant to prevent individuals who have been found unsuited for working in a federally funded healthcare program from having access to medical facilities that need to protect their assets, patients, and information systems.