S.117 - Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Obama, Barack [D-IL] (Introduced 01/04/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||08/02/2007 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: S.117 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/04/2007)
Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007 - Makes a veteran who served on active duty during a period of war eligible for a mental health evaluation and hospital care, medical services, nursing home care, and family and marital counseling for any identified mental health condition, notwithstanding insufficient medical evidence to conclude that the condition is attributable to such service.
Requires: (1) post-deployment medical and mental health screenings to be conducted within 30 days after a deployment; (2) each member, upon discharge, to be provided an electronic copy of all military records of such member; and (3) the Secretary of Defense to ensure appropriate outreach to members of the National Guard and reserves concerning benefits and services available upon discharge or deactivation.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a Global War on Terrorism Veterans Information System.
Requires quarterly reports from the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, Labor, and Defense on the effects on veterans and on each such department of participation in the Global War on Terrorism.