Veteranclaims’s Blog

July 13, 2010

Congressman Hall Proposes to Amend Combat PTSD Act, Allow Private Physician Diagnosis of PTSD

I say everyone contact Congressman Hall and urge him to make the amendment that private physicians[medical professionals] can diagnose PTSD.

“Some advocates said they hoped Representative John Hall, a New York Democrat who has championed legislation similar to the new rule, would push for passage of his bill, because it would allow private mental health professionals to make final diagnoses of P.T.S.D. in disability cases.

In an interview, Mr. Hall said he was considering that, mainly so that the rule could be made permanent in federal law. A regulation, he noted, could be discarded by a future administration.”

Full Article at: Groups Find Trauma Rule for Veterans Lacking
By JAMES DAO
Published: July 12, 2010

A new federal regulation that is intended to make it easier for veterans to receive disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder is coming under fire from some of the advocates who had pushed for it.

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