SB362: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy; data collection.

SENATE BILL NO. 362

Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 6, 2020
A BILL to allow the Department of Veterans Services to contract with any hospital in the Commonwealth that furnishes the treatment option of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to any veteran who has been certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces as having post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
Patron-- Dunnavant

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Department of Veterans Services may contract with any hospital in the Commonwealth that furnishes the treatment option of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to any veteran in the Commonwealth who has been certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces as having post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. The Department of Veterans Services shall include in any contract with such hospital to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy the requirement that data be collected to assess the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for such veterans and any other information deemed relevant by the Department of Veterans Services.