S.2217 - Military Mental Health Review Board Improvement Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 04/07/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||04/07/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3979, which became Public Law 113-291 on 12/19/2014.|
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Summary: S.2217 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/07/2014)
Military Mental Health Review Board Improvement Act - Requires any medical advisory opinion issued to a civilian board for the correction of a military record, with respect to a current or former member of the Armed Forces diagnosed while serving in the Armed Forces as experiencing a mental health disorder, to include the opinion of a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist if the request for the correction of the records concerned relates to a mental health disorder.
Requires any physician on a board for review of a discharge or dismissal of certain former members of the Armed Forces, who after deployment were diagnosed as experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury, or as having a mental health disorder, to have training on mental health issues connected with PTSD or traumatic brain injury (as applicable), or special training on mental health disorders.