H.R.6211 - Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of treating veterans with spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain using non-invasive techniques. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of treating veterans with spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain using non-invasive techniques. as introduced.
  • Short: Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a two-year pilot program to: (1) provide covered veterans with non-invasive techniques to treat spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain; and (2) use an evidence-based medicine fram

Official Summary

Veterans Back and Spinal Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a two-year pilot program to:
(1) provide covered veterans with non-invasive techniques to treat spinal, back, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain; and
(2) use an evidence-based medicine framework to assess the effectiveness of such techniques. Includes as a covered veteran one who:
(1) has a service-connected spinal, back, or musculoskeletal injury; or
(2) is eligible for VA hospital or nursing home care or medical services by reason of active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War. Requires the Secretary, in selecting program participants, to give a preference to veterans who served in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, or New Dawn.

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