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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7147

To amend the Community Mental Health Service Block Grant to authorize a 
      set-aside for crisis care services, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

  Mr. Latta introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Community Mental Health Service Block Grant to authorize a 
      set-aside for crisis care services, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Creating Resources to Improve 
Situations of Inherent Severity Act'' or the ``CRISIS Act''.

SEC. 2. SET-ASIDE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED CRISIS CARE SERVICES.

    Section 1920 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-9) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``$532,571,000 for each 
        of fiscal years 2018 through 2022'' and inserting 
        ``$532,571,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2020, and 
        $758,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2022''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Crisis Care.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (3), a 
        State shall expend at least 5 percent of the amount the State 
        receives pursuant to section 1911 for each fiscal year to 
        support evidenced-based programs that address the crisis care 
        needs of individuals with serious mental disorders, and 
        children with serious mental and emotional disturbances.
            ``(2) Core elements.--At the discretion of the single State 
        agency responsible for the administration of the program of the 
        State under a grant under section 1911, funds expended pursuant 
        to paragraph (1) may be used to fund some or all of the core 
        crisis care service components, delivered according to 
        evidence-based principles, including the following:
                    ``(A) Crisis call centers.
                    ``(B) 24/7 mobile crisis services.
                    ``(C) Crisis stabilization programs offering acute 
                care or subacute care in a hospital or appropriately 
                licensed facility, as determined by the Substance Abuse 
                and Mental Health Services Administration, with 
                referrals to inpatient or outpatient care.
            ``(3) State flexibility.--In lieu of expending 5 percent of 
        the amount the State receives pursuant to section 1911 for a 
        fiscal year to support evidence-based programs as required by 
        paragraph (1), a State may elect to expend not less than 10 
        percent of such amount to support such programs by the end of 
        two consecutive fiscal years.''.
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