H.R.2624 - A bill to authorize programs for the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among Indian juveniles.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCain, John [R-AZ-1] (Introduced 05/23/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/29/1986 Committee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.2624 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/23/1985)
Authorizes and directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to formulate a program known as the Indian Juvenile Treatment Program for the treatment of Indian juvenile drug and alcohol abuse, including post-treatment counseling, and to coordinate such program within existing general programs for the treatment and control of alcoholism and drug abuse. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of the Interior to share resources, including field facilities. Authorizes the Secretary to allocate existing funds or personnel of an existing or new program to designated "crisis areas" on an emergency basis.
Requires the Secretary to establish an Office of Indian Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Abuse within the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration which shall integrate the Program with the programs and authorities of the Department of Health and Human Services in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.
Directs the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretaries of the Interior and of Education to coordinate their departmental efforts and programs related to Indian juvenile alcohol and drug abuse.
Requires the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Interior and of Education, to develop a program of training in: (1) the identification of juvenile alcohol and drug abusers; (2) preventive education, health promotion, and disease prevention; and (3) counseling techniques on juvenile alcohol and drug abuse. Requires such training to be made available to elementary and secondary teachers and counselors at specified schools. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 through 1989 for such program.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretaries of Education and of Health and Human Services, to review existing materials on juvenile alcohol and drug abuse, including studies and school curricula relating to such problems, and to make available the results of such review to such schools.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to require Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools and schools operated under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide alcohol and drug abuse instruction to students in kindergarten and grades one through 12.
Requires any training program for community health representatives funded under the Bureau of Indian Affairs to include training on the problems of alcohol and drug abuse, including instruction in crisis intervention, family relations, and the causes and effects of fetal alcohol syndrome. Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, to make available training on such problems to: (1) specified agency and school personnel; and (2) other specified groups upon request. Provides for the certification, by the Secretary, of any person who completes such training for purposes of obtaining academic credit or certification at any post-secondary schools.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a study to determine: (1) the size of the juvenile population in need of residential alcohol and drug abuse treatment; (2) the definition of a "crisis area" in which the need is critical; (3) where other programs for emergency and long-term treatment should be located; and (4) the cost of such treatment.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an agreement for the operation of any program authorized under this Act with a "participating" tribe or tribal organization. Defines "participating" tribe or tribal organization.