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      house Committees
      House Committee on Armed Services
      House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
      Health
    IntroducedApril 23rd, 2009

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Title

Post-Deployment Health Assessment Act of 2009

Official Title

To require mental health screenings for members of the Armed Forces who are deployed in connection with a contingency operation, and for other purposes.

Summary

Post-Deployment Health Assessment Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to issue guidance for the provision of an in-person mental health screening for each member of the Armed Forces deployed in connection with a contingency operation, in order to identify post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal tendencies, and other behavioral health issues for which additional care and treatment may be necessary. Excludes from such screenings members not subjected or exposed to combat stress during their deployment. Requires the Secretary to share screening results with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in order to ensure continuity of mental health care and treatment for such members during their transition from health care and treatment provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) to health care and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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