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

The Policy

What it does

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.

Synopsis

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.

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