Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is Your Representative A Co-Sponsor of H.R. 4816?

The Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014 was introduced June 9, 2014 by Representative Mike Honda (D-CA-17)
If enacted into law it will Direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to:
  • select a medical center in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to serve as the national center (Center) for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of health conditions of descendants (i.e., a biological child, grandchild, or great-grandchild) of individuals exposed to toxic substances while serving as members of the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure;
  • establish an advisory board to advise the center to determine which health conditions result from exposure to toxic substances and to study and evaluate cases of exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces to toxic substances; and
  • establish an Office of Extramural Research to conduct research on wounds, illnesses, injuries, and other conditions suffered by active members of the Armed Forces resulting from exposure to toxic substances and to assist the Advisory Board in considering claims of exposure to toxic substances.

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