H.R.3708 - Hurricane Katrina Mental Health Relief Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 09/08/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||09/19/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3708 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/08/2005)
Hurricane Katrina Mental Health Relief Act of 2005 - Requires 10% of all disaster relief funds provided in any Act enacted on or after September 8, 2005, in response to Hurricane Katrina be available to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for reimbursements of mental health professionals for the outpatient treatment of victims and first responders for stress, trauma, and other mental health conditions arising out of, or complicated by, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Makes such reimbursements available: (1) for services furnished during the two-year period beginning on August 29, 2005; and (2) to States to cover costs of such treatment provided to Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) beneficiaries.