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Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018 or the RESULTS Act of 2018
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require applicants to demonstrate that a program or activity is evidence-based when applying for support from the Department of Health and Human Services for a program or activity to prevent or treat a mental health or substance use disorder.
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding to treat or prevent mental health or substance use disorders.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Section 501A(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa–0(b)) is amended—
(1) in paragraph (5), by striking “and” at the end;
(2) in paragraph (6), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
“(A) encourage the funding of evidence-based practices;
“(B) encourage the replication of promising or effective practices; and
“(C) inform applicants on how to best articulate the rationale for the funding of a program or activity.”.
Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|