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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.
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Walter B. Jones, R-N.C.|
|Introduced||March 18, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 5, 2013|
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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)
|April 5, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.|
|March 18, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.|