H.R. 6211 (111th): Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act

Introduced:
Sep 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Betsy Markey
Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 23, 2010
Length
9 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 23, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 23, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 23, 2010
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of treating veterans with spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain using non-invasive techniques.

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Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

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9/23/2010--Introduced.
Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a two-year pilot program to:
(1) provide covered veterans with non-invasive techniques to treat spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain; and
(2) use an evidence-based medicine framework to assess the effectiveness of such techniques.
Includes as a covered veteran one who:
(1) has a service-connected spinal, back, or musculoskeletal injury; or
(2) is eligible for VA hospital or nursing home care or medical services by reason of active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War.
Requires the Secretary, in selecting program participants, to give a preference to veterans who served in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, or New Dawn.

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