H.R.4517 - Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 04/29/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/01/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4517 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/2014)
Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the Advisory Board on Environmental Exposures at Atsugi Naval Air Facility to provide expert advice to DOD and VA on matters relating to exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces (members) and their dependents to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, during the period beginning in 1983 in which the air, water, or soil at such facility was contaminated due to an incinerator.
Requires the Board to: (1) consider and study cases of such exposure, (2) evaluate submitted exposure claims, and (3) recommend to such Secretaries that either a claim is insufficient to warrant further consideration or is sufficient to warrant health care or compensation. Authorizes the Board to convene a science panel to consider exposure claims and report results to the Board.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to provide to such members and dependents the health care benefits recommended by the Board.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) compile a list of individuals exposed to environmental hazards at the facility during the period in which the air, water, or soil was contaminated; and (2) report to the armed services and veterans' affairs committees on the compilation of such list.
Directs the Secretary to report annually to such committees on health care and other benefits provided under this Act, including a description of procedures used to identify exposed individuals.