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VA Director Responds To Eddie Bernice Johnson

Statement

"At VA North Texas Health Care System, our most important mission is
to make sure Veterans know VA is here to care for them and provide
the high quality care and benefits they have earned and deserve. The
allegations of documents being shredded are being investigated by the
Office of Inspector General (OIG) and we are awaiting the results. We
are and continue to be a transparent organization to our Veterans and
the public. In light of the allegations surfacing across the country,
Secretary Shinseki has directed the Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) to complete a nation-wide access review. The purpose of this
review is to ensure a full understanding of VA's policy and continued
integrity in managing patient access to care. As part of the review, a
national face-to-face audit will be conducted at all clinics for every VA
Medical Center (VAMC) across the country including VA North Texas."

JEFF MILLIGAN
Director