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Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act of 2017
To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program; to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the appointment of qualified acupuncturists as officers in the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, and for other purposes.
Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act of 2017 This bill provides access to qualified acupuncturist services for: (1) military members and their dependents under the TRICARE program, and (2) veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. The position of certified, trained acupuncturist for civilian employees in the Department of Defense shall be the grade of GS-12 or higher under the General Schedule. The VA shall carry out such program at in at least one VA facility in each Veterans Integrated Service Network in both urban and rural areas. The VA shall establish the Advisory Committee on Acupuncturist Services. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act is amended to provide Medicare coverage for acupuncturist services. The Public Health Act is amended to make acupuncturists eligible for appointment as officers in the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.
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Military PersonnelCommittee on Armed ServicesHealthHealthHealthCommittee on Energy and CommerceCommittee on Ways and MeansCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedJune 8th, 2017
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