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      VETERANS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014

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Public Law 113-257
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for 
  veterans with traumatic brain injury. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 2014 -  [H.R. 
                                4276]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Veterans 
Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improvement Act of 2014.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Care 
Improvement Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF PILOT PROGRAM ON ASSISTED 
                    LIVING SERVICES FOR VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC 
                    BRAIN INJURY.

    (a) Modification of Report Requirements.--Subsection (e) of section 
1705 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 
(Public Law 110-181; 38 U.S.C. 1710C note) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(e) Reports.--
            ``(1) Quarterly reports.--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Time period.>> In general.--For each 
                calendar quarter occurring during the period beginning 
                January 1, 2015, and ending September 30, 2017, the 
                Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' 
                Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a 
                report on the pilot program.
                    ``(B) Elements.--Each report submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include each of the following for 
                the quarter preceding the quarter during which the 
                report is submitted the following:
                          ``(i) The number of individuals that 
                      participated in the pilot program.
                          ``(ii) The number of individuals that 
                      successfully completed the pilot program.
                          ``(iii) The degree to which pilot program 
                      participants and family members of pilot program 
                      participants were satisfied with the pilot 
                      program.
                          ``(iv) The interim findings and conclusions of 
                      the Secretary with respect to the success of the 
                      pilot program and recommendations for improvement.
            ``(2) Final report.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the 
                completion of the pilot program, the Secretary shall 
                submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the 
                Senate and the House of Representatives a final report 
                on the pilot program.

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                    ``(B) Elements.--The final report required by 
                subparagraph (A) shall include the following:
                          ``(i) A description of the pilot program.
                          ``(ii) The Secretary's assessment of the 
                      utility of the activities carried out under the 
                      pilot program in enhancing the rehabilitation, 
                      quality of life, and community reintegration of 
                      veterans with traumatic brain injury.
                          ``(iii) An evaluation of the pilot program in 
                      light of independent living programs carried out 
                      by the Secretary under title 38, United States 
                      Code, including--
                                    ``(I) whether the pilot program 
                                duplicates services provided under such 
                                independent living programs;
                                    ``(II) the ways in which the pilot 
                                program provides different services that 
                                the services provided under such 
                                independent living program;
                                    ``(III) how the pilot program could 
                                be better defined or shaped; and
                                    ``(IV) whether the pilot program 
                                should be incorporated into such 
                                independent living programs.
                          ``(iv) Such recommendations as the Secretary 
                      considers appropriate regarding improving the 
                      pilot program.''.

    (b) Definition of Community-Based Brain Injury Residential 
Rehabilitative Care Services.--Such section is further amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``assisted living'' 
        and inserting ``community-based brain injury residential 
        rehabilitative care'';
            (2) in subsection (c), in the subsection heading, by 
        striking ``Assisted Living'' and inserting ``Community-Based 
        Brain Injury Residential Rehabilitative Care'';
            (3) by striking ``assisted living'' each place it appears, 
        and inserting ``community-based brain injury rehabilitative 
        care''; and
            (4) in subsection (f)(1), by striking ``and personal care'' 
        and inserting ``rehabilitation, and personal care''.

    (c) <<NOTE: 38 USC 1710C note.>> Effective Date.--The amendments 
made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of 
this Act.

    (d) Prohibition on New Appropriations.--No additional funds are 
authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act and the amendments 
made by this Act, and this Act and such amendments

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shall be carried out using amounts otherwise available for such purpose.

    Approved December 18, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4276:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-598 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            Sept. 16, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 15, considered and passed Senate.

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