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H.R.3408: Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights

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 Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 41 (10 Democrats, 31 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that an Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights is printed on signage in accessible formats and displayed prominently and conspicuously in each Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prosthetics and orthotics clinic. Requires VA employees who work at such clinics, as well as patient advocates of veterans who receive care there, to receive training on such Bill of Rights. Directs the Secretary to conduct outreach to inform veterans of such Bill of Rights.

Includes in the Bill of Rights the right to: (1) access the highest quality prosthetic and orthotic care; (2) select the practitioner that best meets their prosthetic and orthotic needs; (3) timely and efficient prosthetic and orthotic care; and (4) transition and readjust to civilian life in an honorable manner, including by having ample access to vocational rehabilitation, employment programs, and housing assistance.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.