New law would mean counseling, information for veteran amputees

11/5/2013 | Ripon Advance, The

A bill that would provide wounded veterans who are in need of orthotic care or prosthetic limbs with information and counseling about their health care rights was introduced Thursday by Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C. Among its provisions, the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights would mandate that amputee veterans be told about their right to obtain new technology, choose their practitioner and get a second opinion. "This bill educates veterans of their rights and expectations for quality care and empowers them to advocate for themselves in order to obtain the most appropriate care that meets their individual needs," Ellmers said.

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