H.R.2981 - Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 05/04/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/13/2021 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2981 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (05/12/2021)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021
This bill expands the requirements for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Program.
Specifically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must (1) develop a plan to ensure the provision of high-quality service, (2) strengthen data-sharing agreements to facilitate the transmission of epidemiological data from the program to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (3) implement a pilot program focused on using other communications platforms (e.g., social media and texting) for suicide prevention.
The bill also directs the Government Accountability Office to study the program.