- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
HealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedSeptember 12th, 2019
- house Committees
A recent study, along with anecdotal evidence, has shown that veterans with PTSD may benefit from having and training service dogs. This bill would help make service dogs accessible to more veterans, and would also help veterans develop a new marketable skill (training service dogs) that could benefit them in the workforce.
The VA remains skeptical about service dogs’ efficacy as a treatment for veterans with PTSD. Until the VA determines that service dogs are useful for veterans with PTSD, the agency shouldn’t throw money at a pilot program that could prove ineffective.