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H.R. 2915 (114th): Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2915

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 25, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act.

2.

Specific consideration of women veterans in evaluation of Department of Veterans Affairs mental health care and suicide prevention programs

Section 1709B(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by inserting before the semicolon the following: , including specific metrics applicable to women;

(2)

in subparagraph (D), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(F)

identify the mental health care and suicide prevention programs conducted by the Secretary that are most effective for women veterans and such programs with the highest satisfaction rates among women veterans.

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