S.613 - PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 03/05/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||06/23/21 3:00PM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/23/2021 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.613 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/05/2021)
Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act or the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder through a method where veterans train service dogs for veterans with disabilities.
The bill also authorizes the VA to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses, regardless of whether they have a mobility impairment.