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H.R. 5600 (114th): No Hero Left Untreated Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 14, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 641

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5600

[Report No. 114–817]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Jones, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Russell, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Cook, Mr. Denham, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Joyce, Mr. Heck of Washington, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Coffman, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Zinke, Mrs. Davis of California, and Mr. Keating) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

November 14, 2016

Additional sponsors: Mr. Emmer of Minnesota, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Moulton, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Peters, Mr. Nugent, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Kline, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Amodei, and Ms. Stefanik

November 14, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on June 28, 2016


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Hero Left Untreated Act.

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided Resonance Therapy technology (in this section referred to as MeRT technology) has successfully treated more than 400 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, and opiate addiction.

(2)

Recent clinical trials and randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have produced promising measurable outcomes in the evolution of MeRT technology.

(3)

These outcomes have resulted in escalating demand from returning warriors and veterans who are seeking access to this treatment.

(4)

Congress recognizes the importance of initiating innovative pilot programs that demonstrate the use and effectiveness of new treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, and opiate addiction.

3.

Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology pilot program

(a)

Pilot program

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology (commonly referred to as MeRT technology) to treat larger populations of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, or opiate addiction.

(b)

Locations

The Secretary shall carry out the pilot program under subsection (a) at not more than two facilities of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

(c)

Participants

In carrying out the pilot program under subsection (a), the Secretary may not provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to more than 50 veterans.

(d)

Duration

The Secretary shall carry out the pilot program under subsection (a) for a one-year period.

(e)

Report

Not later than 90 days after the date of the termination of the pilot program under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the pilot program.

(f)

No authorization of appropriations

No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the requirements of this section. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.

November 14, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed