IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 3, 2016
Mrs. Boxer (for herself, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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.
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.