H.R.667 - Heroes at Home Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] (Introduced 01/23/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.|
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Summary: H.R.667 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/23/2009)
Heroes at Home Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) establish a program on training and certification of family caregivers of veterans and members with traumatic brain injury (TBI); and (2) conduct outreach to enhance awareness of veterans and the public about the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI and the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with such symptoms.
Directs the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to jointly: (1) establish a demonstration project to assess the feasibility and advisability of using telehealth technology to assess cognitive functioning of members who have sustained head trauma in order to improve their diagnosis and treatment; and (2) conduct an ongoing study of all matters relating to the telehealth and telemental health services of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.