H.R.6211 - Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Markey, Betsy [D-CO-4] (Introduced 09/23/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/24/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6211 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/23/2010)
Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a two-year pilot program to: (1) provide covered veterans with non-invasive techniques to treat spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain; and (2) use an evidence-based medicine framework to assess the effectiveness of such techniques. Includes as a covered veteran one who: (1) has a service-connected spinal, back, or musculoskeletal injury; or (2) is eligible for VA hospital or nursing home care or medical services by reason of active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War.
Requires the Secretary, in selecting program participants, to give a preference to veterans who served in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, or New Dawn.