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Blocking my use of a true paper trail leaves me unprotected. 


(above) Sheriff Deputies came to my home for a "wellness check" about an hour after I sent this email.
There is nothing in this email that I hadn't said before.  to-director-88p.pdf

(Same as above but in html. My email to VA Director William J. Caron, August 24, 2018, at 3:53 pm.)    
Dear Tucson VA Director William J. Caron:
Can you stop the VA from targeting me? If it is not stopped, it will kill me. Please follow the trail from the Phoenix VA to the 19th Virginia Circuit Court in Fairfax. tucsonva.com
Please make it obvious in the VA records that I rescinded my POA  ("VA Advance Directive: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Will", VA Form 10-0137, dated January 30,  2009) and send me a copy of the document(s) that shows the VA acknowledges that I rescinded it. Will you do this? Please give a yes or no. 
Can you stop the VA pattern of refusing to communicate with me and making it appear as my fault?  Of the four basic ways to communicate, the VA uses the two they know won't work with me; secure messenger and the telephone. 
It would not be prudent for me to use secure messenger because I have been falsely accused of abusing secure messenger.  See tucsonva.com and click "coordinator". My repeated requests to send the five(?) pending secure messages to me by postal mail or email are ignored. 
I took my telephone out to try to get the VA to communicate with me in a way that would leave a paper trail. Instead, the VA use that to justify not communicating with me; As if the VA did not have access to postal mail and email. Why call my daughter 900 miles away instead?  See tucsonva.com and click "use daughter". Do you think it's OK to deny a veteran a true paper trail to protect himself? 
VA HANDBOOK 6500 March 10, 2015, Appendix F, F-168, says: "1. The VA email system will be used for authorized government purposes and will contain only non-sensitive information unless the information is appropriately encrypted with VA-approved encryption technologies.".  Do you consider making an appointment sensitive information? Do you believe local rules override the VA Handbook? If so, why?
Thank you, Anthony OConnell 7637
Reference:
See tucsonva.com and click "use daughter".
See tucsonva.com and click "coordinator"







(Same as above but in html.)
SEP 13 2018 [1]
In Reply Refer to To: 678/11-PCCC [2]
Mr. Anthony OConnell
439 S. Vista Del Rio
Green Valley, AZ85614
Dear Mr. OConnell,

This letter is in response to your questions sent via multiple emails through  September 8, 2018. [3] I have asked Robert Klien, Administration Officer, Primary Care  & Community Clinic Services (PCCCS), to research this matter. 

Upon receiving email correspondence where you noted being targeted by the VA and quoting that "it's a matter of life and death to me.", we were concerned about your safety. [4] In circumstances where they may be a general health or wealth concern, we work with our local enforcement to complete a safety/welfare check. The Pima County's Sheriff's department visited you at your residence on August 24, 2018, and reported you were safe at home and not a threat to yourself or others.

In regards to rescinding you Power of Attorney (POA), the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) has no record of a Power of Attorney or Living Will on file; however we did find that there was an Advanced Directive at the Prescott VA signed by you in 2009. This has been addressed on several occasions over the last three years with the most recent being on May 29, 2018. A certified letter was sent to you which was received and signed by you on June 2, 2018 with a screen shot of your record showing the Advanced Directive was deleted from your record. [5] There is currently no Advanced Directive or POA or Living Will on file.

Please be assured that the SAVAHCS strives to accommodate patient preferences. You have noted that your communication preferences are email or postal mail and we have annotated these preferences in your medical record. [6] If you choose to utilize email electronic in lien of postal mail, My HealtheVet secure messaging is the appropriate system. Public email accounts are not a secure method of communications and cannot be utilized for concerns related to your healthcare. Patient information including name, [7] social security number, date of birth, etc. in considered sensitive and protected health information. Future public emails sent outside the MyHealtheVet system will not be responded to. In lieu of telephone correspondence or postal mail, secure messaging with your PACT team is the most timely way to receive answers to questions or concerns regarding your healthcare.

We reviewed your My HealtheVet account and there are no restrictions which would prevent or block you from utilizing this method of communication. [8] If you need assistance in accessing or utilizing your My HealtheVet account, please contact Paula Newsome-Williams  by phone at (520) 792-1450, extension 6889, or by postal mail at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (0-002), 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85723 or Robert Klien by phone at (520) 792-1450, extension 6274, or by postal mail at southern Arizona Health Care System (0-0020, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85723.

Your Ocotillo ONE PACT team Consists of Dr. Christopher Mullen, MD, Kelly Carr, RN, Nancy Bock, LPN, and Michelle, Medical Support Assistant.  You can reach your Ocotillo One PACT Team through My HealtheyVet or by phone at (520) 792-1450, extension 792-1450, extension 5157 or by postal mail at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (0-002), 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85723. If you have further concerns that your PACT team is unable to address, please contact Ms. Deborah Josselyn, Social Worker, Ocotillo Clinic through MyH HealtheVet, by phone at (520) 792-1450, extension 5764, or by postal mail at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (0-002), 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson AZ, 85723 or Mr. Robert Klein, Administrative Officer, Primary Care and Community Clinics Services, by phone at (520) 792-1450, extension 6274 or by postal mail at southern Arizona Health Care System (0-0020, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85723. [9]

Footnotes to Director Caron's letter

Summary
This blocks me from using a true paper trail (email).
Telephone communications leaves the VA accountbility free. 
To frame me and my daughter. Click "use daughter"
Is there a just power who would expose the paper trail for my POA ?

[1] Stamped date. "SEP 13 2018" - Using a stamp to date a letter, rather than the date being an integral part of the letter that can't be changed, allows any date to be stamped. This breaks the integrity of a true paper trail.

[2] VA only trail. "In Reply Refer to To: 678/11-PCCC" - Is an internal VA trail that the VA has total control over and the veteran has no control. This breaks the integrity of the paper trail.

[3] Issue not identified. "This letter is in response to your questions sent via multiple emails through  September 8, 2018" - Not identifying a specific letter makes it impossible to positively identify the issue. This breaks the integrity of the paper trail.

[4] "We were concerned about your safety."  The Director frames me with a mental health issue rather than answer the questions. There is nothing in my email that I hadn't said before. Click poa va/to-director-88p.pdf.

[5] Screen shot. "A certified letter was sent to you which was received and signed by you on June 2, 2018 with a screen shot of your record showing the Advanced Directive was deleted from your record." This does not verify anything. Why would taking a screen shot of a record to allegedly show that a document is not there be a valid record keeping/paper trail procedure? Who would know that a document is put back in the record?

The only way to get to the truth is to follow the trail. If the trail can't be followed something is wrong. Is there a just power who would expose the POA trail? I've been trying to get my POA rescinded since 2013. Click "poa va" and "poas azdvs".

[6]  The issue I am being blocked from using a true paper trail. and without a true paper trail, I have no chance against the character assassinations and setups. Like the Director's letter dated September 13, 2018.

[7] An email sender has to identify himself. If a name is sensitive information, that means no emails are allowed. Blocking my use of a true paper trail is wrong. It is an abuse of power. Calling it "security" does not change that.

[8] (Director) "We reviewed your My HealtheVet account and there are no restrictions which would prevent or block you from utilizing this method of communication."  I never said there were restrictions. I said:

"Can you stop the VA pattern of refusing to communicate with me and making it appear as my fault?  Of the four basic ways to communicate, the VA uses the two they know won't work with me; secure messenger and the telephone. 
It would not be prudent for me to use secure messenger because I have been falsely accused of abusing secure messenger. See tucsonva.com and click "coordinator". My repeated requests to send the five(?) pending secure messages to me by postal mail or email are ignored. 
I took my telephone out to try to get the VA to communicate with me in a way that would leave a paper trail. Instead, the VA use that to justify not communicating with me; As if the VA did not have access to postal mail and email. Why call my daughter 900 miles away instead?  See tucsonva.com and click "use daughter". Do you think it's OK to deny a veteran a true paper trail to protect himself?" 

The kicker is that the VA makes no attempt to correct it. Which suggests it will continue.

[9] I sent forty-one medicine refill requests to the VA in on or about August 22, 2018. I only received two refills. I fear my medicines will be stopped again. Click "0 refills 2013" and "0 refills 2013".