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Short Titles as Introduced

Post-Deployment Health Assessment Act of 2009

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require mental health screenings for members of the Armed Forces who are deployed in connection with a contingency operation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/23/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
04/24/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
04/23/2009Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2009Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2009Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services04/23/2009 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs04/23/2009 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health04/24/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/23/2009)

Post-Deployment Health Assessment Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to issue guidance for the provision of an in-person mental health screening for each member of the Armed Forces deployed in connection with a contingency operation, in order to identify post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal tendencies, and other behavioral health issues for which additional care and treatment may be necessary. Excludes from such screenings members not subjected or exposed to combat stress during their deployment.

Requires the Secretary to share screening results with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in order to ensure continuity of mental health care and treatment for such members during their transition from health care and treatment provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) to health care and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).