All Information (Except Text) for S.852 - Veterans' Health Promotion Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 04/25/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/09/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Veterans' Health Promotion Act of 2013
Actions Overview (1)
|04/25/2013||Introduced in Senate|
04/25/2013 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (3)
|05/09/2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.|
|04/25/2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3043-3045)|
Action By: Senate
|04/25/2013||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3042-3043)|
Action By: Senate
05/09/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
04/25/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3043-3045)
04/25/2013 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3042-3043)
|Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]||06/18/2013|
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|Senate Veterans' Affairs||04/25/2013||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Alternative treatments
- Congressional oversight
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Emergency medical services and trauma care
- Government buildings, facilities, and property
- Government studies and investigations
- Health care coverage and access
- Health facilities and institutions
- Health programs administration and funding
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Medical education
- Medical research
- Mental health
- Military personnel and dependents
- Nutrition and diet
- Physical fitness and lifestyle
- Rural conditions and development
- Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
- Veterans' medical care
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (04/25/2013)
Veterans' Health Promotion Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to designate and operate at least one center of innovation for complementary and alternative medicine in health research, education, and clinical activities in each of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing complementary and alternative medicine centers within current VA medical centers in order to promote the use and integration of such services for veterans' mental health diagnoses and pain management. Requires the establishment of at least 15 such centers in 15 different VA medical centers.
Requires the Secretary to establish a three-year pilot program for the award of grants to public or private nonprofit entities to assess the feasibility and advisability of using wellness programs to complement the provision of mental health care to veterans and family members eligible for VA counseling services.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a two-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of promoting health through the payment of fitness center membership for veterans determined to be overweight or obese and who reside more than 15 minutes' driving distance from a VA fitness facility.
Requires the Secretary to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability, through the establishment of VA fitness facilities, of promoting the achievement of a healthy weight in veterans enrolled in the VA system of annual patient enrollment. Prohibits the assessment of a user fee for program participants using such facilities.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a comprehensive study of barriers encountered by veterans in receiving complementary and alternative medicine from the VA.