H.R. 4568 (111th): TBI Treatment Act

Introduced:
Feb 02, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Pete Sessions
Representative for Texas's 32nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 02, 2010
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 159 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 02, 2010
Referred to Committee Feb 02, 2010
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which the Secretaries make payments for certain treatments of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (13D, 6R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Veterans' Affairs

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/2/2010--Introduced.
TBI Treatment Act - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (Secretaries) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which each Secretary establishes a process for providing payments to facilities for treatments of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received by members of the Armed Forces and veterans in facilities other than military treatment facilities or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.
Subjects such payments to specified conditions, including approved treatment or study protocols.
Requires the VA Secretary to notify each veteran with a service-connected injury or disability of the opportunity to receive such treatment or study protocol.
Requires the Secretaries to jointly: (1) develop and maintain a database containing data from each patient case involving the use of such treatments; and (2) report annually to Congress on the implementation of this Act.

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