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File #: 15-202    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF THE AMERICAN LEGION IN ITS MISSION TO IMPROVE THE TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Staff Contact: Brent Stoddard, Director, Intergovernmental Programs
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4935
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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF THE AMERICAN LEGION IN ITS MISSION TO IMPROVE THE TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Staff Contact: Brent Stoddard, Director, Intergovernmental Programs
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution supporting the Arizona Department of the American Legion in its mission to improve the technology infrastructure of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Background

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and the sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to service members and veterans.

The Legion's Department of Arizona has developed a resolution that seeks to address some of the veterans health system issues that were recently brought to light during the investigation of the Phoenix V.A. Hospital.

Specifically the resolution calls for Congress to enact legislation that will allow service men and women who are honorably leaving active duty, guard or reserve to be automatically enrolled into the Department of Veterans Affairs patient enrollment system.

In addition, the resolution calls for a process to start an electronic workflow of the service men and women's medical records by automatically scanning them into the VA's system so that there is a complete record as they begin to receive medical care after separation.

The City of Glendale would be the first Arizona city to support the Legion's efforts. The Legion plans to also ask the cities of Phoenix, Yuma, Sierra Vista and Gilbert for support beca...

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