H.R.2818 - Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of Epilepsy Centers of Excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of Epilepsy Centers of Excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. as introduced.
  • Short: Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of epilepsy centers of excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. as amended by house.
  • Short: Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008 as passed house.

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06/21/07
 
06/24/08
 
 
 
 
 

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Ed Perlmutter

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Official Summary

Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate an epilepsy center of excellence at each of the five centers currently designated for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research, education, and clinical activities on complex multi-trau

Official Summary

Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate an epilepsy center of excellence at each of the five centers currently designated for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research, education, and clinical activities on complex multi-trauma associated with combat injuries. Requires each center to:
(1) employ expert clinical and research staff, including board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons; and
(2) among other things, research the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term effects of epilepsy, and develop a national system of coordinated care for veterans with epilepsy. Directs the Secretary to designate a national coordinator for epilepsy programs. Authorizes appropriations.

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