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Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2019

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A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of certain veterans by suicide, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
12/05/2019Introduced in Senate

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12/05/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 12/05/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 01/14/2020
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] 01/28/2020

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Senate Veterans' Affairs12/05/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (12/05/2019)

Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2019

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to report on the deaths of covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years, regardless of whether information relating to such deaths has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A covered veteran is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.

Among other elements, the report shall include the total number of covered veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death, as well as certain demographic information.