Summary: H.R.2340 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (05/21/2019)

Fostering Intergovernmental Health Transparency in Veteran Suicides Act or the FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to notify Congress following a suicide or attempted suicide of a veteran that occurs in a VA facility. Specifically, the VA must provide the name and location of the facility and also specified information regarding the veteran who committed or attempted suicide. The VA is required to include in each notification (1) guidance to deter the sensationalism of suicide, (2) guidance for identifying warning signs exhibited by veterans at risk of suicide, and (3) information on the resources available from the VA to veterans at risk of suicide.