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house Bill H.R. 183

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

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      house Committees
      Health
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2013

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Title

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

Official Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.

Summary

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms through a therapeutic medium of service dog training and handling for veterans with disabilities. Requires such program to be carried out at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers that can provide training areas for such purposes.