NC Legislative Filing: H.B. 50 – Allow Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for TBI/PTSD

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Summary: This bill proposes to allow certain medical professionals to treat veterans who have PTSD or TBI with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

Further Reading: In early 2018, the VA obtained an evidence brief related to the use of HBOT to treat PTSD and TBI, which is available at  This brief concludes that “offering HBOT to Veterans with mild or moderate to severe TBI and/or PTSD appears reasonable – with careful consideration of potential increased risk of certain harms.”  The VA continues to study the effectiveness of HBOT in treating these conditions.