VHA Affiliations Partnership Councils
VHA Handbook 1400.3 Outlines procedural requirements for establishing, administering and maintaining Affiliation Partnership Councils and associated subcommittees or sub-councils (e.g., Medical Education Sub-council).
VHA Directive 2004-066
Defines policy for educational affiliation agreements covering training programs in clinical settings.
Between the V.A. and a School of Medicine and its Affiliated Participating Institutions.
For programs accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
VA Form 10-0094A Revised November, 2010
Between the V.A. and a School of Osteopathic Medicine and its Affiliated Participating Institutions.
For programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education or the Executive Committee of Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT).
Between the V.A. and Institutions
Sponsoring Graduate Medical Education.
For ACGME-accredited programs not affiliated with a school of medicine.
Between the V.A. and a School of Dentistry as the Sponsoring Institution.
For programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation ( CDA ) and the accreditation is in the name of the dental school.
Between the V.A. as the Sponsoring Institution, and a School of Dentistry and its Affiliated Institutions.
For programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation ( CDA ) and the accreditation is in the name of VA.
Between the V.A. and Institutions Sponsoring Dental Education
For programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation ( CDA ) and the accreditation is in the name of the sponsoring institution.
Between the V.A. and an Educational Program.
For programs approved by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Between the V.A. and a non-VA Healthcare Facility or Agency.
For VA-sponsored programs where trainees receive training in a non-VA health care facility or agency.
Psychology Affiliation Agreement Instructions
Until four years ago, each facility had to develop its own Affiliation Agreements with each school for each intern coming into the program. With 350 graduate programs (clinical and counseling) and constantly differing origins of the new classes, this developed into quite a chore each year - both for VA facilities and for the schools. Working with the Office of General Counsel, OAA has developed a template for a National Affiliation Agreement for Psychology Internships. This allows the schools to affiliate with VA on a national basis rather than separately with each VA site. Since there is no expiration date for these agreements (unless the school insists on one), most remain in effect indefinitely.
OAA asks each VA program to check for the presence of a valid Affiliation Agreement and to initiate the process for completing one if needed. Based on the match results provided to OAA by 90% of VA internship sites, please see the programs that require an agreement at this time. Universities with an * noted have trainees matched at multiple VA facilities, but only one national agreement is necessary.
Robert A. Zeiss, Ph.D.
Office of Academic Affiliations (10A2D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20420.
|DoD Agreements||Issue Date|
|VA-DoD Affiliation Agreement - VA Trainees going to Armed Service Medical Treatment Facility||10/15/2012|
|VA-DoD Affiliation Agreement - Armed Service Trainee going to VA||10/15/2012|
|VA-State Guard Unit Sharing Agreement||10/1/2012|
|VA & Department of Defense Reserve Unit|