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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans Mental Health Services Enhancement Act of 2005

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans of service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the war on terrorism.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/17/2005Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
04/04/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/14/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/14/2005Executive Comment Requested from DOD.
02/17/2005Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/17/2005Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/17/2005Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/17/2005Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs02/17/2005 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health04/04/2005 Referred to
House Armed Services02/17/2005 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/14/2005 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/17/2005)

Veterans Mental Health Services Enhancement Act of 2005 - Authorizes appropriations for the employment of additional psychiatrists and other mental health services specialists at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and outpatient facilities specializing in the diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a nationwide outreach program at the community level for veterans who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom who are or may be suffering from PTSD.

Directs the Secretary of each military department to conduct a comprehensive review of the mental health care programs of the Armed Forces under the jurisdiction of that Secretary to determine ways to improve the efficacy of such care.

Requires the Secretary of each military department to take special care in providing for as seamless a transition as possible from Department of Defense health care services to Department of Veterans Affairs health care services with regard to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to combat or are otherwise at risk for PTSD.

Requires the Secretary of each military department and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) assess the adequacy of privacy and patient confidentiality standards and practices of their respective departments, particularly with regard to patients seeking treatment for PTSD; and (2) identify other factors that may deter members of the Armed Forces from seeking treatment for PTSD.