Text: H.R.1162 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Public Law No: 115-339 (12/21/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 339]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



[[Page 132 STAT. 5036]]

Public Law 115-339
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program 
   to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to 
            veterans. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 2018 -  [H.R. 1162]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: No Hero Left 
Untreated Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``No Hero Left Untreated Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy has 
        successfully treated more than 400 veterans with post-traumatic 
        stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, 
        chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
            (2) Recent clinical trials and randomized, placebo-
        controlled, double-blind studies have produced promising 
        measurable outcomes in the evolution of magnetic EEG/EKG-guided 
        resonance therapy.
            (3) The outcomes described in paragraph (2) have resulted in 
        escalating demand from returning members of the Armed Forces and 
        veterans who are seeking access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided 
        resonance therapy.
            (4) Congress recognizes the importance of initiating 
        innovative pilot programs that demonstrate the use and 
        effectiveness of new treatment options for post-traumatic stress 
        disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, 
        chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
SEC. 3. MAGNETIC EEG/EKG-GUIDED RESONANCE THERAPY PILOT PROGRAM.

    (a) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Pilot Program.--Commencing not later than 
90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs shall carry out a pilot program to provide access to 
magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to treat veterans suffering 
from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military 
sexual trauma, chronic pain, or opiate addiction.

    (b) Locations.--The Secretary shall carry out the pilot program 
under subsection (a) at not more than two facilities of the Department 
of Veterans Affairs.
    (c) Participants.--In carrying out the pilot program under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-
guided resonance therapy to not more than 50 veterans.
    (d) Duration.--The Secretary shall carry out the pilot program under 
subsection (a) for a 1-year period.

[[Page 132 STAT. 5037]]

    (e) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the termination of the 
pilot program under subsection (d), the Secretary shall submit to the 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the pilot 
program.
    (f) No Authorization of Appropriations.--No additional amounts are 
authorized to be appropriated to carry out the requirements of this 
section. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts authorized 
under provisions of law other than this section.

    Approved December 21, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1162:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-147 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    May 23, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    Dec. 19, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

                                  <all>