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H.R.1236: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the inclusion of a behavioral health professional on any physical evaluation board that considers issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other mental health condition.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Walter B. Jones, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 5, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires any physical evaluation board within the Department of Defense (DOD) that will consider issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other mental health condition of a member or former member of the Armed Forces to include a behavioral health professional (BHP) as a board member.

Requires the BHP to serve in lieu of the medical member of such board unless, as a result of the health-related issues before the board, the board would benefit from the presence of both the BHP and the medical member.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 5, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
March 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.