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Public Law No: 114-188 (06/30/2016)

 
[114th Congress Public Law 188]
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Public Law 114-188
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health 
 care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in 
 treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by 
  the Secretary, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: June 30, 2016 -  [S. 
                                2487]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Female Veteran 
Suicide Prevention Act. 38 USC 101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Female Veteran Suicide Prevention 
Act''.
SEC. 2. SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION OF WOMEN VETERANS IN EVALUATION OF 
                    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MENTAL HEALTH 
                    CARE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS.

    Section 1709B(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting before the semicolon 
        the following: ``, including metrics applicable specifically to 
        women'';
            (2) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (3) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting ``; and''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
            ``(F) identify the mental health care and suicide prevention 
        programs conducted by the Secretary that are most effective

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        for women veterans and such programs with the highest 
        satisfaction rates among women veterans.''.

    Approved June 30, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2487 (H.R. 2915):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-365 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs) accompanying 
H.R. 2915.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            June 7, considered and passed Senate.
            June 21, considered and passed House.

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