Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act (HR 2767, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Committee
Date of Last Action
May 15 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
May 15 2019
Publication Date
Jun 10 2019

SciPol Summary

The Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery Through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act (HR 2767, 116th Congress) would expand access to treatment for eating disorders among military personnel and their dependents. Services denoted for coverage under this Act would include inpatient services, residential services, partial hospitalization services, intensive outpatient services, and outpatient services.

In general, the neuroscience underlying eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is poorly understood. However, scientists are optimistic that a better understanding of these brain mechanisms could lead to improved treatments and outcomes for individuals with these disorders.

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