Bill Would Require Mental-Health Assessments For Incoming Recruits

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch (5/19, Ockerman) reports that “a bill proposed by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would require mental-health assessments for incoming recruits to establish a baseline and then also mandate assessments when service members leave the military.” The senator “joined Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, in introducing the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act in March to help detect mental illness among veterans earlier and more effectively.”

Related Links:

— “Portman finds support for military mental-health screening,” Emma Ockerman, Columbus Dispatch, May 18, 2015.

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