Summary: H.R.1243 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/28/2017)

Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act or the BEST Practices Act

This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD), by no later than: (1) October 1, 2020, to complete the development, testing, and validation of human-based training methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of combat trauma injuries, with the goal of replacing live animal-based training methods; and (2) October 1, 2022, to use only use human-based training methods for such purposes. No animals may be used in such training after the latter date.

DOD shall submit an annual report to Congress regarding the development and implementation of the human-based training methods.