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H.R. 5890 (115th): 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 policies and procedures to address the needs of infants affected by prenatal substance abuse, or a “plan of safe care,” to ensure the safety and well-being of infants who are born substance-affected.

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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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 13, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.



May 21, 2018

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Jun 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5890 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5890. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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