H.R.2845 - To provide for the establishment in Hawaii of a Department of Veterans Affairs post-traumatic stress disorder treatment program.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] (Introduced 07/10/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/18/1991 Executive Comment Requested from DOD. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2845 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/1991)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish in Hawaii a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and treatment facility to be known as the Pacific Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and War-Related Disorders. Outlines PTSD activities to be conducted at the Center, including: (1) the provision of inpatient and outpatient care services for veterans and members of the armed forces who live in the Pacific jurisdiction; (2) education and training programs on the disorder for health care and human service professionals; (3) scientific research; (4) the coordination of PTSD research and treatment activities in Hawaii; and (5) the collection and dissemination of information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, other war-related disorders, and disaster-related mental health problems.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that such activities provide special emphasis on investigating the relationship between PTSD and the various cultural, ethnic, gender, and other psychological and social characteristics of persons who suffer from the disorder.