HB 50 – Allow Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for TBI/PTSD

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt), Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover), Rep. Michael Speciale (R-Craven), Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake)

Bill Summary

This bill would authorize certain medical professionals to prescribe hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans with traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on February 12, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

  • Health Committee
  • Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Rules Committee

This bill passed House Health Committee February 26, 2019.

This bill passed the Homeland Security Veterans Affairs Committee on March 12, 2019.

The bill passed the House Rules Committee on March 26, 2019.

This bill passed in the House on April 3, 2019 with a vote of 112-0, and will now move to the Senate floor.

This bill as referred to the following Senate Committees:

  • Health
    • Passed July 2, 2019.
  • Rules
    • Passed July 8, 2019.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate calendar on July 15, 2019.