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No Hero Left Untreated Act (HR 1162 / S 514, 115th Congress) Download PDF

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Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans.

Updated last March 15, 2017
for the 05/23/2017 version of HR 1162 and the 03/02/2017 version of S 514.
What it does 

HR 1162 / S 514, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a pilot program that will assess whether the VA can use Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy (MeRT) to treat larger populations of veterans suffering from conditions including post-traumatic stress disordertraumatic brain injurymilitary sexual traumachronic pain, and opiate addiction.

HR 1162 is textually similar to HR 5600 (114th Congress; SciPol brief available). Among the few slight differences in comparison to HR 5600, HR 1162 would:

  • Require the pilot program to begin no later than 90 days after enactment of the Act;
  • Allow the pilot program to be carried out at no more than two VA locations, rather than five;
  • Limit the number of participants to 50 veterans; and
  • Pay for this pilot program by re-appropriating funds from elsewhere.
Status 

HR 1162 was introduced in the House on February 16, 2017, where it was referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. On May 23, 2017, it passed the House without amendment from its original introduction.

S 514 was introduced in the Senate on March 2, 2017.

Sponsors 

HR 1162

Sponsor: Representative Stephen Knight (R-CA-25)

Cosponsors:

S 514

Sponsor: Senator David Perdue (R-GA) 

Cosponsor: Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)