H.R.975: Servicemember Mental Health Review 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 Tim Walz, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 54 (42 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced March 5, 2013
Latest Major Action March 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

Servicemember Mental Health Review Act - Extends through 2014 (under current law, through 2009) the authority of the Physical Disability Board of Review (Board) to review the disability determinations of individuals who, since September 11, 2001, are separated from the Armed Forces due to unfitness for duty because of a mental condition with a disability rating of 20% or less and are found to be ineligible for retirement. Adds to those eligible for such review individuals who, before December 31, 2014, are separated due to unfitness because of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation based on a personality or adjustment disorder. Requires the Board to: (1) review, upon request, the findings and decisions of the appropriate physical evaluation board with respect to such latter individuals; and (2) include as Board members at least one licensed psychologist and one licensed psychiatrist who have had no fiduciary relationship to the Department of Defense ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
March 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.