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      House Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
    IntroducedOctober 15th, 2009

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Official Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the reimbursement of mental health counselors under TRICARE, and for other purposes.


Amends the TRICARE program (a Department of Defense [DOD] managed health care program) to authorize the provision of mental health counseling for TRICARE participants. Authorizes the provision of mental health services in DOD clinical trials. Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 to authorize the Secretary of Defense to enter into personal service contracts with mental health counselors. Includes mental health counselors within DOD licensure requirements for health-care professionals.

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