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Text of the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 422

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 28, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Moran, Mr. Brown, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2013 .

2.

Program for provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans

Section 204(c) of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107–135; 115 Stat. 2459; 38 U.S.C. 1710 note) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (1) before The program; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

The program shall be carried out at not fewer than 75 medical centers by not later than December 31, 2014, and at all medical centers by not later than December 31, 2016.

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3.

Expanded chiropractor services available to veterans

(a)

Medical services

Paragraph (6) of section 1701 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(H)

Chiropractic services.

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(b)

Rehabilitative services

Paragraph (8) of such section is amended by inserting chiropractic, after counseling,.

(c)

Preventive health services

Paragraph (9) of such section is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (F) through (K) as subparagraphs (G) through (L), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following new subparagraph (F):

(F)

periodic and preventive chiropractic examinations and services;

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