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Text of the Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act

This bill was introduced on April 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 24, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1705

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 24, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Cotton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the TRICARE program.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act .

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Inclusion of certain forms of physical therapy under TRICARE

Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(17), by inserting In accordance with subsection (g), before Any; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(g)

Rehabilitative therapy provided pursuant to subsection (a)(17) may include additional therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities if such exercises or activities are included in the authorized individual plan of care of the individual receiving such therapy. Such exercises or activities may include, in addition to other therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities, therapies provided on a horse, balance board, ball, bolster, and bench.

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