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The bill was introduced into the House of Representatives earlier this year by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA). Should it pass, the bill will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct research and develop a comprehensive plan for including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among its medical services currently provided to veterans.
The bill would establish a three-year program to “assess the feasibility and advisability” of integrating of CAM within VA medical centers. It [VeteranMeditation] would also evaluate wellness programming as a complementary approach to mental health care for veterans and their family members.
Additionally, Brownley’s bill calls for the education of healthcare professionals at the VA, which would include training on the effectiveness of various CAM therapies and their integration into mainstream treatment. It would also require the Department to study the barriers to holistic services encountered by veterans, as well as by practitioners and healthcare administrators in the VA system.Type your paragraph here.
Establishes the Veterans Expedited Recovery Commission to:
examine the efficacy of the evidence-based therapy model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental health illnesses of veterans and identify areas to improve wellness-based outcomes; conduct a patient-centered survey within each of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks to examine the experience of veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when seeking medical assistance for mental health issues through the VA health care system, their experience with non-VA facilities and health professionals for such issues, their preferences regarding available treatments for such issues and which methods they believe to be most effective, their experience with complementary alternative treatment therapies, the prevalence of prescribing prescription medication among veterans seeking treatment through the VA health care system to address mental health issues, and the Secretary's outreach efforts regarding the availability of benefits and treatments for such issues; examine available research on complementary alternative treatment therapies for mental health issues (including music, yoga, and meditation therapy) and identify what benefits could be made with the inclusion of such treatments for veterans; and study the potential increase in claims relating to mental health issues submitted by veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn. Directs the Secretary, upon a report by the Commission, to submit:
(1) an action plan for implementing recommendations and a time frame for implementing complementary alternative treatments, or
(2) a justification for any determination that a recommendation is not appropriate and an alternative solution to improve the efficacy of the therapy model.
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