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H.R.1705: Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 16 (8 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act - Allows rehabilitative authority provided for beneficiaries under the Department of Defense (DOD) TRICARE program (a DOD managed care program) to include therapeutic exercises or activities included in the authorized plan of care of the individual receiving such therapy.

Allows such activities or exercises to further include therapies provided on a horse, balance board, ball, bolster, and bench.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.