Zent works to provide recovery program for veterans

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2017) — The House Committee on Public Health today passed a bill authored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) that would establish a veterans’ recovery program to provide treatment for veterans with traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorders.

“This five-year program would provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment for veterans with traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorders,” Zent said. “The treatment offers significant benefits for restoring brain function. These veterans deserve our help and my proposal would help give them what they need to recover successfully.”

As of November 2014, the Indiana State Department of Health estimated there are at least 14,000 veterans in Indiana with PTSD or TBI, with 3,500 of those suffering from TBI symptoms.

Zent’s proposal would provide funding for this program for the next five years.

This bill now moves to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 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.