Summary: H.R.434 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/21/2021)

Preventing Mental Health and Substance Use Crises During Emergencies Act

This bill establishes a task force and requires a strategy to address mental health and substance use issues during public health emergencies.

The Department of Health and Human Services must convene the task force to assess the federal response to such issues during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency.

In addition, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must develop and annually update the strategy. The task force's work must inform the strategy.