Indiana is reaching out to women veterans, who typically take less advantage of state and federal benefits, in hopes of improving their well-being.
As a part of the new law, the secretary of veteran’s affairs will conduct an evaluation of Indiana’s suicide prevention programs at least once a year.
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show Indiana receives $4,935 per veteran each year.
There are more than 35,000 female veterans in Indiana, and many of them do not know how to take advantage of state and federal resources.
One bill requires a third-party evaluation of suicide prevention programs within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
PTSD has affected 300,000 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and has led to a spike in suicides.
A union leader accused the Roudebush VA Medical Center of changing wait times, which is why the hospital was marked for 'further review' after an initial audit.
The Indianapolis Veterans Affairs hospital has been tagged for further review after a national audit, but some veterans say it provides quality care.
An internal Veterans Affairs audit released today found wait times for new patient primary care appointments at the Roudebush VA Medical Center to be 54 days.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today, but Indiana representatives say they don't think that will fix the department's problems.