No Hero Left Untreated Act (HR 1162, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Signed by President
Date of Last Action
Dec 21 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Feb 16 2017
Publication Date
Nov 19 2018

SciPol Summary

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 disordertraumatic brain injurymilitary sexual traumachronic 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.
SciPol Summary authored by