A Department of Veterans Affairs policy that provides free emergency suicide prevention care has helped nearly 50,000 veterans and former service members in its first year, the VA announced last week. The policy allows the agency to provide, pay for or reimburse for eligible individuals’ emergency suicide care, transportation costs and follow-up care at any VA or non-VA facility for up to 30 days of inpatient care and 90 days of outpatient care.

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