After nearly a decade of bureaucratic slowdowns, and stalled legislation, veterans are one step closer to increased access to one of the more effective treatments for combat-related mental health conditions: a service dog.
The US Senate passed a measure called the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members for Veterans Therapy Act, or the PAWS Act .
Now the bill awaits President Joe Biden’s signature.
Veteran Ben Keen was paired with a medical service dog, Bolt, through a nonprofit organization called Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.
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