S.1873 - Veteran PEER Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 09/27/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs | House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/29/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1873 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (01/25/2018)
Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act or the Veteran PEER Act
(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program to establish not fewer than two peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at VA medical centers to promote the use and integration of services for mental health, substance use disorder, and behavior health in a primary care setting.
The VA shall ensure that the needs of female veterans are specifically addressed and that female peer specialists are included in the program.