Summary: H.R.1358 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1358. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/17/2005)

TRICARE Mental Health Services Enhancement Act - Amends the TRICARE program (a Department of Defense (DOD) managed health care program) to authorize the provision of mental health counseling for TRICARE participants. Authorizes the provision of mental health services in DOD clinical trials.

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 to authorize the Secretary of Defense to enter into personal service contracts with mental health counselors.

Includes mental health counselors within DOD licensure requirements for health-care professionals.