H.R.4346 - Healthy Troops Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] (Introduced 05/12/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||05/12/2004 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: H.R.4346 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/2004)
Healthy Troops Act - Requires predeployment and postdeployment medical examinations of certain members of the armed forces to include self-administered surveys followed by clinical examinations.
Specifies that predeployment surveys and examinations shall include: (1) the collection of clinical data; (2) the collection of information on current and past physical or mental health conditions that might affect performance; (3) an assessment of mental health; (4) screening for diseases prevalent among the armed forces; and (5) referrals for any conditions needing further treatment.
Specifies that postdeployment surveys and examinations shall include self-reported information about relevant exposures during the period of deployment including combat experience and screening for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the effectiveness of self-administered surveys.