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H.R. 5272 - To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding to treat or prevent mental health or substance use disorders.

Introduced: 2018-06-13
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 

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.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5272


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 13, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


AN ACT

    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 1. Guidance from National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory.

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:

“(7) issue and periodically update guidance for entities applying for grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in order to—

“(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,   
    Clerk

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