We thought we’d give you an update on some pending and recently introduced legislation concerning mental health in regards to care and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Two bills concerning mental health care were recently introduced. The Senate bill, introduced on March 23, 2015, would amend the Veterans Choice, Access and Accountability Act to make it possible for a veteran to receive mental health care from a non-VA facility or provider if the veteran submits a written statement (either in person, by fax, or electronically) that says the veteran wants mental health care from the VA but has not been able to get adequate or timely care from a VA facility
All of these bills are still in the early stage. We will keep an eye on their progress and let you know if and when any of them are signed into law.