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Update on May 31, 2013

HR 1938 IH113th CONGRESS1st SessionH. R. 1938

To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2013   Mr. JONES introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services  A BILLTo amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and for other purposes.  

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROVISION OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.(a) HBOT Treatment-(1) IN GENERAL- Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1074m the following new section:'Sec. 1074n. Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members'(a) In General- The Secretary shall furnish hyperbaric oxygen therapy to a covered member if such therapy is prescribed by a physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.'(b) Use of Private Facilities- The Secretary may carry out subsection (a) by furnishing hyperbaric oxygen therapy at private facilities in accordance with section 1074(c) of this title.'(c) Covered Member Defined- In this section, the term 'covered member' means a member of the armed forces who is--'(1) entitled to medical care under section 1074 of this title; and'(2) diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.'.(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1074m the following new item:'1074n. Provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for certain members.'.(b) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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