Summary: S.610 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/04/2021)

Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

This bill establishes grants and requires other activities to improve mental and behavioral health and prevent burnout among health care providers.

Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to

  • train health care providers on suicide prevention, other behavioral health issues, and strategies to improve well-being; and
  • establish or expand programs to promote mental and behavioral health among health care providers involved with COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) response efforts.

HHS must also study and develop policy recommendations on

  • preventing burnout and improving mental and behavioral health among health care providers,
  • removing barriers to accessing care and treatment, and
  • identifying strategies to promote resiliency.

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must conduct a campaign to encourage health care providers to seek support and treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns.