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H.R.3516: Veterans and Armed Forces Health Promotion Act of 2013

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 Tim Ryan, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 15 (12 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Veterans and Armed Forces Health Promotion Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to jointly develop and implement: (1) a plan to expand materially and substantially the scope of research and education on, and delivery of holistic care that includes, the integration of appropriate complementary and alternative medicine interventions in the delivery of health care to veterans and members of the Armed Forces at military medical treatment facilities; and (2) a three-year pilot program to establish not fewer than five jointly-operated medical treatment and research facilities.

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out: (1) a 3-year pilot program, through the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing not fewer than 10 complementary and alternative medicine centers within VA medical centers to...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Nov. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Nov. 15, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Nov. 15, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs