H.R.3885 - Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy. as introduced.
  • Short: Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act as introduced.
  • Short: Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act as passed house.

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Result: Passed - May 25, 2010

Roll call number 298 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 3885 Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

 

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Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms through a therapeutic medium of assistance dog train

Official Summary

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms through a therapeutic medium of assistance dog training and handling for veterans with disabilities. Requires the pilot program to be carried out at:
(1) at least three and not more than five VA medical centers over a five-year period; and
(2) centers that provide a training area for educating veterans with mental health conditions in the art and science of assistance dog training and handling. Directs the Secretary, in hiring instructors under the program, to give a preference to veterans who have successfully graduated from PTSD or other residential treatment programs and received certification in assistance dog training. Requires the Secretary to report annually to Congress during the duration of the program.

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