- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Armed ServicesMilitary PersonnelIntroducedOctober 15th, 2009
- house Committees
Bill DetailsOfficial information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.
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.