S.713 - Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Obama, Barack [D-IL] (Introduced 02/28/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/28/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.713 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/28/2007)
Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007 - Requires each recovering servicemember who is assigned to a military barracks or dormitory to be assigned to one that is maintained at the highest service standard in effect for enlisted members of the Armed Forces. Requires at least semiannual inspections of, and appropriate repairs to, any such quarters, as well as alternate housing during periods of unremedied housing deficiencies.
Outlines requirements to be implemented for recovering servicemembers and their families, including: (1) physical disability evaluation system changes; (2) supervising officer and caseworker support; (3) increased training for caseworkers and social workers on particular servicemember conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (4) increased support services, including an Ombudsman for Recovering Servicemembers; (5) a prohibition on discrimination in employment of family members caring for such servicemembers; and (6) meal benefits for recovering servicemembers and family members caring for such servicemembers.
Establishes the Oversight Board for the Wounded.