Veterans Health Administration Issues Directive Regarding Access To Personally Identifiable Information In Information Technology Systems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration issued the following directive:

1. REASON FOR ISSUE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive establishes policy for approving and providing authorized users access to VHA personally identifiable information (PII) in Information Technology (IT) systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

2. SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This is a new Directive.

3. RELATED ISSUES: VHA Handbook 1080.01, Data Use Agreements.

4. RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: The Director, National Data Systems(10P2C) is responsible for the content of this Directive. Questions may be referred to the Deputy Director, National Data Systems at 202-465-1581.

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