**Important Announcement** New OAA Affiliation Agreement Format

Mar 7, 2022 | Optometry HQ Announcements

As shared on the most recent DEO Monthly Call, the new OGC-approved affiliation agreements have now been posted.  The new agreements can be used across professions for purposes of RECEIVING health professions trainees (HPTs) from sponsoring institutions or SENDING VA-sponsored HPTs to other sites, including other VA facilities.

Please note that the National Psychology Affiliation Agreement remains a stand-alone document for OAA to work directly with academic programs for purposes of psychology internships.

Programs do not need to replace currently active agreements with the new forms, but should use these new documents moving forward. Please alert your program directors, affiliates and administrative staff about these new forms.

Thank you,

Erin L. Patel, Psy.D., ABPP | Acting Chief, Health Professions Education
Office of Academic Affiliations (14AA)
Veterans Health Administration | Department of Veterans Affairs
811 Vermont Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20420
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