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H.R. 5587 - Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act

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

Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to nonprofits that focus on substance use disorder to establish regional technical assistance centers to provide assistance regarding implementation of peer-delivered addiction recovery support services, establishment of recovery community organizations and centers, and overdose reversal medication.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5587


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 amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain recovery services grants to be used to establish regional technical assistance centers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act”.

SEC. 2. Building communities of recovery.

Section 547 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290ee–2) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in the heading, by striking “Definition” and inserting “Definitions”;

(B) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “In this section, the term ‘recovery community organization’ means an independent nonprofit organization that—” and inserting “In this section:”;

(C) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and moving such subparagraphs (as so redesignated) 2 ems to the right;

(D) by inserting before subparagraph (A) (as so redesignated) the following:

“(1) RECOVERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION.—The term ‘recovery community organization’ means an independent nonprofit organization that—”; and

(E) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) ELIGIBLE ENTITY.—The term ‘eligible entity’ means—

“(A) a national nonprofit entity focused on substance use disorder with a network of local affiliates and partners that are geographically and organizationally diverse; or

“(B) a nonprofit organization—

“(i) focused on substance use disorder;

“(ii) established by individuals in personal or family recovery; and

“(iii) serving prevention, treatment, recovery, payor, faith-based, and criminal justice stakeholders in the implementation of local addiction and recovery initiatives.”;

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) by striking “The Secretary shall award grants to recovery community organizations” and inserting “The Secretary—

“(1) shall award grants to recovery community organizations”;

(B) by striking “services.” and inserting “services and allow such organizations to use such grant funds to carry out the activities described in subparagraphs (A) through (C) of subsection (c)(2); and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) may award grants to eligible entities for purposes of establishing regional technical assistance centers, in accordance with subsection (c)(2)(D).”;

(3) by striking subsection (c);

(4) by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively;

(5) in subsection (c) (as so redesignated)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “shall be used” and inserting “to a recovery community organization shall be used”;

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) in subparagraph (A), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting before “build” the following: “in the case of a grant awarded to a recovery community organization,”;

(ii) in subparagraph (B)—

(I) by inserting before “reduce” the following: “in the case of a grant awarded to a recovery community organization,”; and

(II) by striking “and” at the end;

(iii) in subparagraph (C)—

(I) by inserting before “conduct” the following: “in the case of a grant awarded to a recovery community organization,”; and

(II) by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(iv) by adding at the end the following:

“(D) in the case of a grant awarded to an eligible entity, provide for the establishment of regional technical assistance centers to provide regional technical assistance for the following:

“(i) Implementation of regionally driven, peer-delivered addiction recovery support services before, during, after, or in conjunction with addiction treatment.

“(ii) Establishment of recovery community organizations.

“(iii) Establishment of recovery community centers.”; and

(6) in subsection (d) (as so redesignated), by inserting before the period the following: “, and $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023”.

Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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