H.R.159 - TBI Treatment Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] (Introduced 01/05/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/18/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.159 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
TBI Treatment Act - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (Secretaries) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which each Secretary establishes a process for providing payments to facilities for treatments of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received by members of the Armed Forces and veterans in facilities other than military treatment facilities or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Subjects such payments to specified conditions, including approved treatment or study protocols. Requires the VA Secretary to notify each veteran with a service-connected injury or disability of the opportunity to receive such treatment or study protocol.
Requires the Secretaries to jointly: (1) develop and maintain a database containing data from each patient case involving the use of such treatments; and (2) report annually to Congress on the implementation of this Act.