Status Summary

House - 5/12/21 Passed house. Senate - 05/13/2021 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Updated 5/26/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Stewart, Chris

This legislation would authorize funding for the CDC to partner with state and local health departments to improve data collection of suicide attempts and other incidences of self-harm. The legislation would also authorize funding for a grant program within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to fund suicide prevention programs in emergency departments to better train staff in suicide prevention strategies, screen at-risk patients, and refer patients to appropriate follow-up care.