S. 2573 (110th): Veterans Mental Health Treatment First Act

Jan 30, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina
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Jan 30, 2008
9 pages

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 30, 2008
Referred to Committee Jan 30, 2008
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require a program of mental health care and rehabilitation for veterans for service-related post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, or a related substance use disorder, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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Veterans Mental Health Treatment First Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program of mental health care and rehabilitation for veterans who:
(1) are diagnosed by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, anxiety, or substance abuse that is either related to the PTSD or service-related; and
(2) agree to participation conditions, including compliance with a treatment regimen and rehabilitation plan prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Requires each participant to be paid a stipend during successful program participation, limiting to $11,000 the total stipend paid to each individual.

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