H.R. 5272 requires the newly established National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory to issue guidance to applicants for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants that support evidence-based practices. The guidance shall include how best to articulate the rationale for a given program or activity; encourage the funding of evidence-based interventions; and encourage the replication of promising or effective practices.
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 14, 2018.
Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018 or the RESULTS Act of 2018
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require applicants to demonstrate that a program or activity is evidence-based when applying for support from the Department of Health and Human Services for a program or activity to prevent or treat a mental health or substance use disorder.