H.R.4764 - Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] (Introduced 03/16/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4764 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/16/2016)
Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2016
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, to carry out a five-year pilot program under which the VA shall provide service dogs and veterinary health insurance to certain veterans who: (1) served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001; and (2) were diagnosed with, and continue to suffer from, post-traumatic stress disorder.
The provision of a service dog shall be done in addition to other types of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and shall not replace established treatment modalities.