H.R.917 - Better Access to Chiropractors to Keep our Veterans Healthy Act (BACK Veterans Health Act)109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 02/17/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/12/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.917 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/17/2005)
Better Access to Chiropractors to Keep our Veterans Healthy ( BACK Veterans Health) Act - Includes chiropractic services and counseling, as well as periodic and preventative chiropractic examinations and services, among the medical, rehabilitative, and preventive health services available to veterans.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit eligible veterans to receive medical, rehabilitative, and preventative health services from a licensed doctor of chiropractic on a direct access basis at the election of the veteran, if such services are within the State scope of practice of such doctor. Prohibits the Secretary from discriminating among licensed health-care providers in the determination of needed services.