National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
28 Oct 2009
"A United States federal law which specifies the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 2010. Title VII Health Care Provisions (Mental Health Issues): Sec. 708. Mental health assessments for members of the Armed Forces deployed in connection with a contingency operation. Sec. 711. Comprehensive policy on pain management by the military health care system. Sec. 712. Administration and prescription of psychotropic medications for members of the Armed Forces before and during deployment. Sec. 714. Plan to increase the mental health capabilities of the Department of Defense. Sec. 715. Department of Defense study on management of medications for physically and psychologically wounded members of the Armed Forces. Sec. 722. Study, plan, and pilot for the mental health care needs of dependent children of members of the Armed Forces. Sec. 723. Clinical trial on cognitive rehabilitative therapy for members and former members of the Armed Forces. Sec. 724. Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces. Sec. 726. Independent study on post-traumatic stress disorder efforts."