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Committee on Armed ServicesIntroducedApril 28th, 2010
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Sergeant Coleman S. Bean Individual Ready Reserve Suicide Prevention Act of 2010
To amend title 10, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Defense to provide members of the Individual Ready Reserve who served in Afghanistan or Iraq with information on counseling to prevent suicide.
Sergeant Coleman S. Bean Individual Ready Reserve Suicide Prevention Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to ensure that each of the following individuals receive, at least once every 90 days, a telephone call from properly-trained DOD personnel to determine their emotional, psychological, medical, and career needs and concerns: (1) members of the Individual Ready Reserve who deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq in support of a contingency operation; or (2) a member of a reserve component who the Secretary determines is an individual mobilization augmentee who has so deployed. Requires the person making the call to refer a member identified as being at-risk of self-caused harm to the nearest military medical treatment facility or accredited TRICARE (a DOD managed health care program) provider for immediate evaluation and necessary treatment. Requires annual reports from the Secretary to Congress on the number of members so referred, as well as their health and career status.