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S.1583: Mental Health Support for Veteran Families and Caregivers Act of 2013

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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 Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Oct. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Mental Health Support for Veteran Families and Caregivers Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) enter into contracts to conduct a 4-year program (with authorization for a 4-year extension) to provide a course of education to family members and caregivers of veterans on matters relating to coping with veterans' mental health disorders; (2) carry out such program in at least 10 VA medical centers, 10 VA clinics, and 10 centers for readjustment counseling and related mental health services for veterans (vet centers); (3) expand such program (within 2 years) to include at least 10 additional medical centers, clinics, and vet centers; and (4) select VA mental health care providers to monitor the progress of the instruction provided under such education program.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish a program to provide peer support to family members and caregivers of veterans on matters relating to coping with veterans mental health disorders;...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Oct. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.