S.2210 - Veteran PEER Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 10/27/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/29/2016 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-707. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2210 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/27/2015)
Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act or Veteran PEER Act
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at VA medical centers to promote the use and integration of mental health services in a primary care setting.
At least 5 centers shall be polytrauma centers, and at least 10 shall be non-polytrauma centers.
The VA shall ensure that the needs of female veterans are specifically addressed and that female peer specialists are included in the program.