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H.R. 5890: Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5890 requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide states with enhanced guidance to support the implementation of their “plan of safe care” assurance, which is required under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and designed to address to address the needs of infants affected by prenatal substance abuse.

Background The CAPTA provides Federal funding to States in support of prevention, assessment, investigation, and treatment activities related to child abuse. Since 2003, CAPTA has required governors to provide an assurance that states have ...

Sponsor and status

Thomas Garrett

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018
Length: 4 pages

May 21, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 21, 2018

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Jun 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5890 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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