One of the consequences of the NCIOM study was Senate Bill 597, which passed the General Assembly in June 2011.

Its intent is to “ensure that the behavioral health needs of members of the military, veterans, and their families are met.”  Specific sections of the law address areas such as the neurobehavioral needs of Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families; the training needs for civilian behavioral health pre-professionals and professionals and first responders; and the unique needs of military children.

Responsible agencies will be reporting progress in each area to the General Assembly during the summer of 2012.