H.R.2344 - TBI Treatment Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] (Introduced 06/12/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||08/29/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3304, which became Public Law 113-66 on 12/26/2013.|
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Summary: H.R.2344 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2013)
TBI Treatment Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to carry out a five-year pilot program to establish a process for providing payments to health care facilities for investigational treatments of traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder received by members of the Armed Forces in facilities other than military treatment facilities. Subjects such payments to specified conditions, including approval of the treatment by the Secretary and demonstrated improvement by the patient.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and maintain a database containing data from each patient case involving the use of such treatments, (2) establish a process to notify members of the Armed Forces of the opportunity to receive such treatments, and (3) report annually to Congress on the implementation of this Act and any available results of investigational treatment studies.