H.R. 1671 (111th): Meth Mouth Prevention and Community Recovery Act

Mar 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rick Larsen
Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 23, 2009
17 pages
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Meth Mouth Prevention and Community Recovery Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 23, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 23, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 23, 2009
Full Title

To understand and comprehensively address the oral health problems associated with methamphetamine use.


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36 cosponsors (25D, 11R) (show)

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Meth Mouth Prevention and Community Recovery Act - Requires the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention to make grants to enable public and private nonprofit entities to determine whether educating youth about meth mouth (oral decay that is commonly associated with methamphetamine use) is an effective strategy for preventing or reducing methamphetamine use. Reserves a portion of appropriated funds for Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to expand and intensify the clinical research, health services research, and public health research on associations between substance use disorders, oral health, and the provision of dental care.
Requires the Secretary to study the effect methamphetamine use has on the demand for, and provision of, dental care.
Directs the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support training and offer technical assistance to ensure that dentists and allied dental personnel are prepared to:
(1) recognize signs of alcohol or drug addiction;
(2) discuss the nature of substance abuse as it relates to their area of expertise;
(3) understand how certain dental therapies can affect the relapse potential of substance dependent patients; and
(4) help those affected by a substance use disorder find appropriate treatment for their conditions.
Authorizes the Administrator to collaborate with professional accrediting bodies to develop and support substance abuse training courses for oral health professionals.

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