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H.R. 2198: Veterans Crisis Line Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 27, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2198

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 27, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Takano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that calls to medical facilities of the Department can be quickly redirected to the Veterans Crisis Line.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Crisis Line Improvement Act.

2.

Facilitation of redirection of calls to Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to Veterans Crisis Line

Beginning not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that, upon placing a telephone call to the main telephone number of any Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility, the first message a caller hears provides a mechanism by which the caller can choose to be quickly redirected to the Veterans Crisis Line without ending the telephone call.