S.3371 - TRICARE Mental Health Care Access Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] (Introduced 05/13/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||05/13/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.3371 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/13/2010)
TRICARE Mental Health Care Access Act - Amends the TRICARE program (a Department of Defense [DOD] managed care program) to authorize referrals to licensed or certified mental health counselors under the program for spouses and dependents of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty for more than 30 days.
Authorizes DOD to enter into personal services contracts with mental health counselors. Makes applicable to such counselors DOD licensure requirements for health care professionals.
Provides licensing and related requirements for such counselors practicing under TRICARE.