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H.R.5048: Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

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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 Gary Peters, D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced July 9, 2014
Latest Major Action July 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act - Extends from 5 to 15 years the period of eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after the Persian Gulf War or against a hostile force during a period of hostilities after November 11, 1998.

Requires the Secretaries of the military departments to provide a process by which a covered individual may challenge the terms or characterization of his or her discharge or separation from the Armed Forces. Defines "covered individual" as any individual who: (1) was discharged or separated from the Armed Forces for a personality disorder; or (2) was discharged or separated from the Armed Forces on a punitive basis, or under other than honorable conditions, and who alleges that the basis for such discharge or separation was a mental health injury or disorder incurred or aggravated by the individual during service in the Armed ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
July 9, 2014 Referred to House Armed Services
July 9, 2014 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs