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      house Committees
      House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
      Health
    IntroducedMay 19th, 2009

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Title

Reaching Rural Veterans through Telehealth Act

Official Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to utilize tele-health platforms to assist in the treatment of veterans living in rural areas who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

Summary

Reaching Rural Veterans through Telehealth Act - Expresses the sense of Congress on the need to use tele-health platforms in treating veterans living in rural areas who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants for establishing three pilot projects for using such platforms to serve the needs of such veterans. Requires the pilot projects to provide treatment, education, and evaluation to such veterans, as well as related support to their families.

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