HB 541 Veterans, certain; alternative treatment options.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Alternative treatment options for certain veterans; report. Directs the Department of Veterans Services to consider the efficacy of alternative treatments available for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and report its findings and conclusions to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health. The bill defines "alternative treatment" as a therapeutic service that (i) is not part of the standard of medical care established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treating traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder but has been shown by at least one scientific or medical peer-reviewed study to have some positive effect on traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder and (ii) is provided at the direction and under the supervision of an individual licensed by the Board of Medicine, Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work.

Full text:
01/08/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100200D  pdf | impact statement
02/12/18  House: Printed as engrossed 18100200D-E  pdf

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes
House committee and floor amendments

01/08/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100200D
01/08/18  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/18  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/18  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
02/01/18  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/18  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/08/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/18  House: Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/18  House: Read first time
02/12/18  House: Read second time
02/12/18  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/18  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB541E
02/12/18  House: Printed as engrossed 18100200D-E
02/13/18  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/18  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/18  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/18  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
03/01/18  Senate: Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)