Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization

Next week the 2010 Defense Authorization bill is expected to dominate debate on the Senate floor. The bill was reported as an original bill by the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 2, 2009.

It is important to note that BIAA’s cognitive rehabilitation position paper was referenced in the official Committee Report that was released last week as saying, “The committee notes that the Brain Injury Association of America has recognized the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation therapy for brain injuries, and that there is a growing body of scientific evidence to support its efficacy.”

BIAA will continue to watch the bill as it is considered next week and advocate for the inclusion of cognitive rehabilitation within TRICARE coverage for returning service members.

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