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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5191

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 310

 

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Referred to Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BYRON, 27th Dist.

 

AN ACT PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, to increase state resources to better identify through screening programs the mental health needs of the state's active duty soldiers and veterans and provide increased assistance where needed.

Statement of Purpose:

To assist soldiers and veterans by creating a safety net of services to help with their transition from the military to civilian life.