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S. 2487 (114th): Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2016 (Passed Congress).

One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 2487



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, and for other purposes.


Short title

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


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—


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


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


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


by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:


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.


Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate