Text: H.R.5762 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/20/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5762


To authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 20, 2014

Mr. Blumenauer (for himself, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. Titus, Mr. Amash, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Jones, Mr. Massie, Mr. Farr, Mr. Polis, Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Stockman, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.

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 “Veterans Equal Access Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Provision by Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers of recommendations and opinions regarding veteran participation in State marijuana programs.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall authorize physicians and other health care providers employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to—

(1) provide recommendations and opinions to veterans who are residents of States with State marijuana programs regarding the participation of veterans in such State marijuana programs; and

(2) complete forms reflecting such recommendations and opinions.