S.1567 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 06/11/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||06/11/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1567 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/11/2015)
This bill addresses medical evidence reviews in the case of: (1) a former member of the Armed Forces who was deployed in a contingency operation and subsequently diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury as a consequence of such deployment, or (2) a former member whose application for relief from the terms of his or her military discharge is based in whole or in part on matters relating to post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury related to combat or military sexual trauma.
Any board of review shall:
- review medical evidence of the Department of Veterans Affairs or a civilian health care provider presented by the former member, and
- review the case with a rebuttable presumption in favor of the former member that post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury materially contributed to the circumstances resulting in the discharge of a lesser characterization.