Cartwright introduces veterans prosthetics legislation

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(h) Reports.-Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, veterans, community-based clinicians, and expert researchers in the field of orthotics and prosthetics, submit to Congress a report setting forth the.

He would graduate from a wheelchair into prosthetic limbs. He went to school on the G.I. bill, learned a trade and entered the. he needed his peer-support circle at a local Department of Veterans.

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Washington, DC – Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan bill to fund and advance orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) research for veterans. The Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 4587) would establish the first centralized collection of outcomes-based research on O&P.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced legislation to improve orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans Thursday. The Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act would support.

The Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act (HR 4587 / S 1466, 115th Congress) requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish, fund, and award grants for peer-reviewed research on orthotics and prosthetics for veterans, Armed Services members, and civilians who have suffered traumatic brain injury, amputation, or other severe combat-related injuries.

This bill also requires the VA to establish a Center of Excellence in Prosthetic and Orthotic Education to provide evidence-based research on the knowledge, skills, and training that clinical professionals need to care for veterans. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation To Meet. – 04.21.15 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation To Meet Demand For high-quality prosthetic care For Veterans [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) will join U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright today to introduce two bills to improve orthotics and prosthetics care for the nation’s service members and veterans.

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