Where Did My Brain Go?

Military and Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act

The Military and Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act was introduced on May 9, 2007, by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL).

Senator Durbin described this legislation as:

“A bill to ensure that the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs provide to members of the Armed Forces and veterans with traumatic brain injury the services that best meet their individual needs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services.”

How Will It Help?

My favorite portion of this bill is:

“The Secretary of Defense shall, upon the request of any former member of the Armed Forces who served in the Armed Forces after October 6, 2001, and has been discharged from the Armed Forces under other than honorable conditions, conduct a review (including a medical evaluation) to determine whether a traumatic brain injury was a cause of the actions of the member that precipitated the discharge under other than honorable conditions. Such request may also be made by an authorized representative of the member.&#8221

Where Did My Brain Go? will be following this legislation, and I hope it is ratified.