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H.R. 146 (114th): 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 at military medical treatment facilities.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 146

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

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 at military medical treatment facilities.

1.

Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members of the Armed Forces

(a)

HBOT Treatment

(1)

In general

Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1074n the following new section:

1074o.

Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall furnish hyperbaric oxygen therapy available at a military medical treatment facility to a covered member if such therapy is prescribed by a physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

(b)

Covered member defined

In this section, the term covered member means a member of the armed forces who is—

(1)

serving on active duty; and

(2)

diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1074n the following new item:

1074o. Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.