H.R.3558 - Military Eye Trauma Treatment Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] (Introduced 09/18/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/19/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3558 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/18/2007)
Military Eye Trauma Treatment Act of 2007 - Directs the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to establish within the Department of Defense (DOD) the Center of Excellence in Prevention, Diagnosis, Mitigation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Military Eye Injuries to: (1) develop and oversee the Military Eye Injury Registry for tracking the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for each case of eye injury incurred by a member of the Armed Forces while on active duty; and (2) ensure the electronic exchange of Registry information with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) include in the Registry records of members who incurred eye injuries while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, but before the Registry's establishment; and (2) report to Congress on the Center's establishment.
Directs the Secretary and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a cooperative study on neuro-optometric screening and diagnosis of members with traumatic brain injury (TBI) by military medical treatment facilities and VA medical centers for purposes of vision screening, diagnosis, rehabilitative management, and vision research on visual dysfunction related to TBI.