Summary: H.R.7551 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.7551. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/11/1980)

Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Adult Abuse Act of 1980 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish as an office the National Center on Adult Abuse. Requires the Secretary, through such Center, to: (1) compile and disseminate annually a summary of recently conducted research on adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; (2) develop an information clearinghouse on all programs for prevention and treatment of such occurrences; (3) compile and disseminate training materials for personnel engaged in the prevention or treatment of such abuse; (4) provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit agencies and organizations to assist in programs and activities relating to adult abuse; (5) conduct research into the causes and prevention of such behavior; and (6) study and investigate the national incidence of adult abuse.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants or enter into contracts with public agencies or nonprofit organizations for demonstration programs and projects designed to prevent, identify, and treat adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Permits such funding to be used for the development and establishment of training programs for personnel in relevant fields, for the establishment of local centers, and for furnishing the services of trained personnel to small communities.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to the States to assist in developing, and carrying out adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation prevention and treatment programs. Requires each State to have an adult abuse and exploitation law in effect which is actively enforced to qualify for such grants.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out the purposes of this Act.