Link: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/282920-faa-wont-test-pilots-for-mental-health-issues

By Melanie Zanona
June 9, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not require airline pilots to be tested for psychological disorders but will instead encourage voluntary reporting and treatment of mental health issues, the agency announced Thursday.

The FAA outlined a series of steps it is taking to improve mental health evaluations among commercial pilots. Instead of requiring psychological testing, the agency will embrace a more "holistic approach" that focuses on education, outreach and training.