CIA Medical Office Gets a Congressional Colonoscopy
Intelligence committees mandate outside review board to monitor troubled medical office’s standards and practices
The CIA’s medical office, knocked by agency veterans for lapses ranging from its treatment of war-related psychological traumas to the mysterious Havana Syndrome ailments, is about to get an up close and personal exam from a new oversight board mandated by Congress.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 contains a little-noticed provision setting professional standards and practices to be overseen by a new medical advisory board composed of 13 experts nominated by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees and the director of National Intelligence, currently Avril Haines.
“Each member shall be a recognized expert in at least 1 medical field, as demonstrated by appropriate credentials,” the bill says. “Each member shall possess significant and diverse medical experience, including clinical experience.” And “each member shall be eligible to hold an appropriate security clearance.”
The deadline for board appointments…
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