S.716 - Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 04/06/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs | House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 109-180|
|Latest Action:||01/19/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.716 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (12/22/2005)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)
Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to employ up to 50 veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom to provide outreach to veterans on the availability of readjustment counseling and related mental health services at vet centers operated through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Revises provisions concerning the provision of bereavement counseling to the family of members of the Armed Forces who die while serving on active military duty to: (1) include the parents of such members within such authority; and (2) allow such counseling to be provided through vet centers.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2006 for the provision of readjustment counseling and related mental health services through vet centers.