S.832: Improving the Lives of Children with Spina Bifida 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 Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Improving the Lives of Children with Spina Bifida Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing contracted case management services (services) to individuals entitled to VA benefits as children of Vietnam and Korean War veterans born with spina bifida, and children of women Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects who live in a rural area and have no access to such services through the VA or otherwise. Authorizes the Secretary to extend the program for an additional two years. Allows the services to include the coordination and management of needed health care, monetary, general care, and transportation services. Requires the Secretary to: (1) notify eligible individuals, and (2) contract with an appropriate entity for the provision of such services.

Directs the Secretary to carry out an additional pilot program (for the same period and with the same autho...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.