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Veterans Mental Health Professionals Oversight Act of 2010

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual reviews of mental health professionals treating veterans, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

07/14/2010Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

07/16/2010Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/14/2010Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/14/2010Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs07/14/2010 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health07/16/2010 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/14/2010)

Veterans Mental Health Professionals Oversight Act of 2010 - Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) conduct an annual review of mental health professionals employed by the VA's Veterans Health Administration (VHA); (2) report each review's results to the congressional veterans committees and the Advisory Committee on Veterans with Psychological and Mental Health Needs (Advisory Committee); and (3) submit a one-time report thereto concerning review results for FY2004-FY2009.

Establishes the Advisory Committee. Requires the Advisory Committee to report annually to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA programs and activities that pertain to veterans with psychological and mental health needs.

Directs the Secretary to report to the veterans committees on chronic mental health conditions of veterans.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) study substance-use disorders among veterans; and (2) report study results to the veterans committees.

Directs the Comptroller General to: (1) assess VA progress in implementing the VHA's Mental Health Strategic Plan, as well as the status of the VHA's Uniform Mental Health Services handbook; and (2) report assessment results and any modifications to the Veterans' Equitable Resource Allocation system necessitated by the mental health needs of veterans to the Secretary and the veterans committees.