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Introduced in Senate (04/29/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2937


To provide permanent treatment authority for participants in Department of Defense chemical and biological testing conducted by Deseret Test Center and an expanded study of the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 29, 2008

Mr. Tester introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To provide permanent treatment authority for participants in Department of Defense chemical and biological testing conducted by Deseret Test Center and an expanded study of the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Permanent treatment authority for participants in Department of Defense chemical and biological testing conducted by Deseret Test Center (including Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense).

Section 1710(e)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “and” after the semicolon;

(2) in subparagraph (C), by striking “; and” and inserting a period; and

(3) by striking subparagraph (D).

SEC. 2. Expanded study on the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense.

(a) In general.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall enter into a contract with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies to conduct an expanded study on the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense (Project SHAD).

(b) Covered veterans.—The study required by subsection (a) shall include, to the extent practicable, all veterans who participated in Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense.

(c) Utilization of existing studies.—The study required by subsection (a) may use results from the study covered in the report entitled “Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD” of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.