HR 1162 / S 514, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a pilot program that will assess whether the VA can use Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy (MeRT) to treat larger populations of veterans suffering from conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
HR 1162 is textually similar to HR 5600 (114th Congress; SciPol brief available). Among the few slight differences in comparison to HR 5600, HR 1162 would:
- Require the pilot program to begin no later than 90 days after enactment of the Act;
- Allow the pilot program to be carried out at no more than two VA locations, rather than five;
- Limit the number of participants to 50 veterans; and
- Pay for this pilot program by re-appropriating funds from elsewhere.