H. R. 1938
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 9, 2013
Mr. Jones introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and for other purposes.
Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members of the uniformed services
Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members
The Secretary shall furnish hyperbaric oxygen therapy to a covered member if such therapy is prescribed by a physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
Use of private facilities
The Secretary may carry out subsection (a) by furnishing hyperbaric oxygen therapy at private facilities in accordance with section 1074(c) of this title.
Covered member defined
In this section, the term covered member means a member of the armed forces who is—
entitled to medical care under section 1074 of this title; and
diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1074m the following new item:
1074n. Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.