Bill Would Provide Veterans Free Treatment

A bill has been advanced in the Oklahoma State Senate that would provide veterans free hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injuries.

"Many Oklahoma veterans are struggling with symptoms of traumatic brain injury, and have been unable to get the treatment they need," said Mark Allen, R-Spiro.

"These men and women have represented us in combat and are entitled to the highest level of care we can provide them upon their return. This bill will broaden access to a proven treatment method for our injured veterans," Allen said.

The bill is known as the Veterans Recovery Plan Act and would give any Oklahoma veteran who has been diagnosed with TBI and prescribed HBOT free treatment at any equipped and licensed state facility.

SB 1604 was approved unanimously.

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