Key committee passes Zentís bill extending veterans recovery program

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2018) — The House Committee on Public Health Monday voted in support of State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill that would extend the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program, which provides treatment to veterans who are not responding to conventional therapies. 

“This pilot program offers cutting-edge, experimental treatment for not only veterans, but all Hoosiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries,” Zent said. “This legislation would expand the number of program providers throughout the state as well as delay the pilot program’s expiration from June 30, 2019, to June 30, 2020.”

Zent said five additional medical providers would begin offering diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment under the pilot program. Currently, only one provider is operating. These providers would be vetted by the Indiana State Department of Health and collectively represent the various geographic areas of the state.

Zent said by expanding and extending this program to 2020, more veterans would receive specialized treatment they rightfully earned.

House Bill 1276 now moves to the full House for consideration. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which

includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

A high-resolution photo of Zent can be downloaded by clicking here.