BIAA Endorses Bill To Create VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence

In addition this week, BIAA submitted an official letter of endorsement for H.R. 2818, The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Act of 2007, which would establish six VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (Epilepsy CoEs) across the country to lead the way in epilepsy diagnosis, research, treatment and surgery.

The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill next Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

BIAA's endorsement letter states, "BIAA continues to advocate for the use of all available resources (including civilian sector resources when appropriate), as well as the development of new resources and system capacity within the VA, in order to ensure that all veterans with TBI receive the right care, right now."

A copy of BIAA's letter endorsing H.R. 2818 can be obtained by visiting BIAA's website at the following address: http://www.biausa.org/policyissues.htm.

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