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Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To authorize an individual who is transitioning from receiving treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue receiving treatment from such individual's mental health care provider of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/06/2016Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
07/14/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/11/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/06/2016Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/06/2016Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/06/2016Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/06/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 07/06/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Armed Services07/06/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel07/11/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs07/06/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health07/14/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/06/2016)

Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2016

This bill allows an individual who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition and who is transitioning from receiving treatment from the Department of Defense to receiving treatment from in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to elect to continue receiving treatment from such individual's DOD mental health provider.

Such individual shall receive the same level of priority as members of the Armed Forces at the facility at which the individual has elected to continue treatment. The VA shall reimburse DOD for rendered services that otherwise would have been furnished by the VA.

If the DOD mental health care provider departs the facility at which the covered individual is receiving treatment, such individual may elect to obtain the services of: (1) a different mental health care provider at the same facility, or (2) a VA mental health care provider.