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S.1155: Rural Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Jon Tester, D-Mont.|
|Total Cosponsors||4 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||June 12, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Oct. 30, 2013|
|See it on||GovTrack|
|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Rural Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act - Amends appropriations authorities for veterans' benefits to provide advanced appropriations for information technology relating to medical services, support, compliance, and facilities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include, as a component of VHA health-care personnel education and training programs, education and training of marriage and family therapists as well as licensed professional mental health counselors.
Amends the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to require the Secretary, through VA medical centers, to provide mental health services, including outpatient care, to the immediate families of certain veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress regarding telemedicine services (the use by a health care provider of telecommunications to...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Oct. 30, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
|June 12, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|