Text: H.R.1705 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1705

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the TRICARE program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 24, 2013

Mr. Burgess (for himself and Mr. Cotton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the TRICARE program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion of certain forms of physical therapy under TRICARE.

Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(17), by inserting “In accordance with subsection (g),” before “Any”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(g) Rehabilitative therapy provided pursuant to subsection (a)(17) may include additional therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities if such exercises or activities are included in the authorized individual plan of care of the individual receiving such therapy. Such exercises or activities may include, in addition to other therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities, therapies provided on a horse, balance board, ball, bolster, and bench.”.