Summary: H.R.1480 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (05/12/2021)

Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act or the HERO Act

This bill establishes a series of programs relating to the behavioral health of law enforcement officers, first responders, 9-1-1 operators, and other public safety officers and health care providers.

The programs include

  • a public safety officer suicide-reporting system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • a grant program for peer-support behavioral health and wellness programs within fire departments and emergency medical services agencies, and
  • a grant program for behavioral health and wellness programs for health care providers.