H.R. 918: Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act

CBO Score

$15 million

Date of Report

Thu September 28th, 2017

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to receive such care, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Coffman — R — CO

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services required to treat the member's urgent mental health care needs, including risk of suicide or harming others. A former member of the Armed Forces is an individual who: served in the active military, naval, or air service, was discharged or released...

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