Veterans & Military Affairs


HB 1239 (Kirby/Helton): Creates a seven member Gulf War syndrome Outreach Committee comprised of at least two Gulf War veterans and one Gulf War-era veteran.

The duties of the committee include:

  • Advise the State Health Commissioner in developing and conducting an outreach program to identify and inform veterans about potential detrimental effects of exposure to causative agents during the Gulf War;

  • Obtain and provide information about medical, scientific and epidemiological data on the effects of exposure to those substances during the war;

  • Provide military veterans with a list of appropriate health care professionals or medical institutions for diagnosis of signs and symptoms related to exposure to causative agents during the Gulf War; and

  • Confer with other states conducting similar research.


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