Bipartisan Bill Calls For Mental Health Screening For Military Recruits.

The Hill (4/11, Wong) “Defcon Hill” blog reports that on March 27, a group of Democratic and Republican legislators “introduced a bill calling for mental health screening for recruits before they can join the military,” which they hope may help prevent shooting sprees on military bases in the future. The measure, which is called “The Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members Act,” will “institute a preliminary mental health assessment at the time recruits are first joining the military.” On April 9, a companion measure was introduced in the Senate.

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— “Mental health screening for soldiers picks up steam,”Kristina Wong, The Hill, April 10, 2014.

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