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Legislators encourage wider range of care for veterans


SHERIDAN — There’s still a lot to learn about long-term effects of traumatic brain injury on veterans and civilians, but more work on helping current patients with diagnoses right now is a focus of the Wyoming Legislature and, if a bill passes, will shift into the hands of local Veterans Affairs staff.

House Joint Resolution 1 requests Congress to enact legislation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs work to expand and improve efforts to treat traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The legislation was signed by the House speaker and Senate president Feb. 5 and must be signed by Gov. Mark Gordon, having been passed nearly unanimously throughout its trip through the Legislature.

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