The Department of Veterans Affairs has released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former servicemembers with other than honorable (OTH) administrative discharges. Effective July 5, all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers will offer emergency stabilization care for former servicemembers who arrive at the facility with an emergent mental health need. These veterans may receive care for their mental health emergency for an initial period of up to 90 days, which can include inpatient, residential or outpatient care. During this time, VHA and the Veterans Benefits Administration will work together to determine if the mental health condition is a result of a service-related injury. Read the full story on Military.com.
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