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H.R. 2838 (115th): Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 8, 2017.


Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act

This bill provides access to qualified acupuncturist services for veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.

The VA shall carry out such program at in at least one VA facility in each Veterans Integrated Service Network in both urban and rural areas.

The VA shall establish the Advisory Committee on Acupuncturist Services, which shall: (1) review and evaluate the ability of a veteran to access an acupuncturist at VA facilities, and (2) advise the VA on governing protocols.