All Information (Except Text) for S.2822 - Post–9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 11/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Short Title(s) as Introduced
Post–9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and maintain a suicide risk management and prevention and lethal means training course for certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|11/07/2019||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
|11/07/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
Action By: Senate
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|Senate Veterans' Affairs||11/07/2019||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (11/07/2019)
Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a suicide risk management and prevention and lethal means training course that is culturally appropriate and addresses the concerns of firearm owners. The VA must make such training course available to members of the public and must update the course at least every two years.
Additionally, the VA must provide the most recent training course at least once every five years to each employee of the Veterans Health Administration who regularly interacts with veterans in the course of their employment.