Summary: H.R.3642 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3642. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/04/2017)

Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act or the Military SAVE Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through the Office of Community Care, to carry out a three-year pilot program of hospital care and medical services for eligible veterans at non-VA health care providers to treat physical and psychological injuries or illnesses that, in the judgment of a VA mental health professional, resulted from sexual assault or battery or sexual harassment while the veteran was serving on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

The program shall be carried out at not more than five locations, at least one of which shall be a rural location, based upon criteria including: (1) distance from a military installation, (2) city size, and (3) rates of sexual assault and rape.

An eligible veteran may elect to participate in the pilot program.

The VA may not restrict a participant's ability to choose the non-VA health care provider.

The bill: (1) sets forth payment provisions for current and new non-VA providers, and (2) provides for program data collection and analysis.