Aiming to better address female veteran suicide, this bill would require metrics for suicides among women vets to be included in annual assessments of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA).
A review and report on the VA's mental health care would be conducted by a nongovernment entity. The bill also would require the VA to outline standards for treating veterans who have served on classified missions.
The VA would also have to:
Establish policies to ensure that all covered veterans have access to VA mental health care that accommodates a veteran’s responsibility to withhold classified information;
Offer guidance to VA employees and mental health professionals, regarding these standards and procedures.
This bill defines “covered veterans" as anyone who: