HR 918

Title: Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
Author: Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)

Summary
<p><strong>Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services required to treat the member's urgent mental health care needs, including risk of suicide or harming others. </p> <p> A former member of the Armed Forces is an individual who: </p> <ul> <li>served in the active military, naval, or air service, was discharged or released under a condition less than honorable (except a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge), has applied for a character of service determination that has not yet been made, and is not otherwise eligible to enroll in the VA health care system by reason of such discharge ...

Status
Introduced in House 02/07/2017
Introduced in House 02/07/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. 02/07/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 03/03/2017
Subcommittee Hearings Held. 03/29/2017
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . 04/06/2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. 07/19/2017
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. 07/19/2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-390. 11/06/2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-390. 11/06/2017
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 287. 11/06/2017
Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. 11/07/2017
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8550-8553) 11/07/2017
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 918. 11/07/2017
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8550) 11/07/2017
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8550) 11/07/2017
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 11/07/2017
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. 11/08/2017

Bill Text
11/09/2017 - HR 918 (Referred+in+Senate)
11/08/2017 - HR 918 (Referred+in+Senate)
11/06/2017 - HR 918 (Reported+in+House)
02/07/2017 - HR 918 (Introduced+in+House)
02/07/2017 - HR 918 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
    () - U.S. Representative

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    Aurora, CO 80014
    Phone: (720) 748-7514
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