S. 3529 (109th): Mom’s Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act

Introduced:
Jun 15, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 15, 2006
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
S. 1375 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 11, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 15, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 15, 2006
Referred to Committee Jun 15, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to ensure that new mothers and their families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services, and to increase research at the National Institutes of Health on postpartum depression.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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6/15/2006--Introduced.
Mom's Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act or the MOTHERS Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to:
(1) states to provide to women who have recently given birth and their families, before such women leave their birthing centers, education concerning postpartum depression, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and postpartum psychosis and to screen new mothers for such postpartum conditions during their first year of postnatal checkup visits; and
(2) public or nonprofit private entities to provide for the delivery of essential services to individuals with such postpartum conditions and their families.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the heads of other federal agencies that administer federal health programs, to organize a series of national meetings that are designed to develop a research plan for postpartum depression and psychosis.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director, to expand and intensify research relating to postpartum conditions to carry out such plan.

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