Text: H.R.4276 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-257 (12/18/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 257]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
VETERANS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014
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Public Law 113-257
To extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for
veterans with traumatic brain injury. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 2014 - [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Veterans
Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improvement Act of 2014.>>
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Care
Improvement Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF PILOT PROGRAM ON ASSISTED
LIVING SERVICES FOR VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC
(a) Modification of Report Requirements.--Subsection (e) of section
1705 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
(Public Law 110-181; 38 U.S.C. 1710C note) is amended to read as
``(1) Quarterly reports.--
``(A) <<NOTE: Time period.>> In general.--For each
calendar quarter occurring during the period beginning
January 1, 2015, and ending September 30, 2017, the
Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans'
Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a
report on the pilot program.
``(B) Elements.--Each report submitted under
subparagraph (A) shall include each of the following for
the quarter preceding the quarter during which the
report is submitted the following:
``(i) The number of individuals that
participated in the pilot program.
``(ii) The number of individuals that
successfully completed the pilot program.
``(iii) The degree to which pilot program
participants and family members of pilot program
participants were satisfied with the pilot
``(iv) The interim findings and conclusions of
the Secretary with respect to the success of the
pilot program and recommendations for improvement.
``(2) Final report.--
``(A) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the
completion of the pilot program, the Secretary shall
submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the
Senate and the House of Representatives a final report
on the pilot program.
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``(B) Elements.--The final report required by
subparagraph (A) shall include the following:
``(i) A description of the pilot program.
``(ii) The Secretary's assessment of the
utility of the activities carried out under the
pilot program in enhancing the rehabilitation,
quality of life, and community reintegration of
veterans with traumatic brain injury.
``(iii) An evaluation of the pilot program in
light of independent living programs carried out
by the Secretary under title 38, United States
``(I) whether the pilot program
duplicates services provided under such
independent living programs;
``(II) the ways in which the pilot
program provides different services that
the services provided under such
independent living program;
``(III) how the pilot program could
be better defined or shaped; and
``(IV) whether the pilot program
should be incorporated into such
independent living programs.
``(iv) Such recommendations as the Secretary
considers appropriate regarding improving the
(b) Definition of Community-Based Brain Injury Residential
Rehabilitative Care Services.--Such section is further amended--
(1) in the section heading, by striking ``assisted living''
and inserting ``community-based brain injury residential
(2) in subsection (c), in the subsection heading, by
striking ``Assisted Living'' and inserting ``Community-Based
Brain Injury Residential Rehabilitative Care'';
(3) by striking ``assisted living'' each place it appears,
and inserting ``community-based brain injury rehabilitative
(4) in subsection (f)(1), by striking ``and personal care''
and inserting ``rehabilitation, and personal care''.
(c) <<NOTE: 38 USC 1710C note.>> Effective Date.--The amendments
made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of
(d) Prohibition on New Appropriations.--No additional funds are
authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act and the amendments
made by this Act, and this Act and such amendments
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shall be carried out using amounts otherwise available for such purpose.
Approved December 18, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4276:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-598 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
Sept. 16, considered and passed House.
Dec. 15, considered and passed Senate.