Summary: H.R.4276 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 113-257 (12/18/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 16, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improvement Act of 2014 - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 to alter the reporting requirements under the pilot program to assess the effectiveness of providing assistance to eligible veterans with traumatic brain injury to enhance their rehabilitation, quality of life, and community integration.

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit reports to the congressional veterans committees on the pilot program for each quarter occurring between January 1, 2015, and September 30, 2017. Requires each quarterly report to include for the preceding quarter:

  • the number of individuals who participated in the pilot program,
  • the number of individuals who successfully completed the program,
  • the degree to which pilot program participants and their family members were satisfied with the program, and
  • the interim findings and conclusions of the Secretary regarding the success of the program and recommendations for improving it.

Requires the Secretary to include in the report the Secretary submits to the congressional veterans committees after the completion of the pilot program:

  • an evaluation of the pilot program in light of the VA's independent living programs, including an assessment of whether  the pilot program should be incorporated into such independent living programs; and
  • recommendations for improving the pilot program.

Replaces references to "assisted living" with the term "community-based brain injury residential rehabilitative care," including rehabilitation services within the meaning of such care.

Requires this Act and its amendments to be carried out using funds already available for such purposes.