Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services Improvements Act

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On September 17, 2010, BIAA officially endorsed The Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services Improvements Act of 2010 (HR6123) which was introduced by Congressman Tim Walz and includes Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, as a co-signer. The bill ensures wounded warriors suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) receive a more comprehensive and holistic rehabilitation plan that is focused not only on physical restoration but also on mental health, independence, and quality of life.

Additionally, the legislation would aid veterans in maintaining the gains they have made in rehabilitation programs by requiring the VA to develop rehabilitation plans that stress restoration and maintenance of functioning rather than simply restoration. Both BIAA and our partners at the Wounded Warrior Project as well as several other veterans' groups have endorsed the measure and BIAA is advocating for additional co-sponsors and consideration by the Veterans' Affairs Committee this fall.