H. R. 2198
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 27, 2017
Mr. Castro of Texas (for himself and Mr. Takano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Crisis Line Improvement Act.
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.