H.R. 5619: Suicide Prevention Act

CBO Score

$197 million

Date of Report

Thu October 1st, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Stewart — R — UT

Establishes two grant programs to prevent self-harm and suicide. First, HHS must award grants to state, local, and tribal health departments to expand surveillance of self-harm. In awarding these grants, HHS must prioritize recipients in areas that experience rates of nonfatal suicidal behavior that are above the national average and must take into account other factors such as the unique needs of ru...

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