IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 23 (legislative day, May 22), 2019
Mr. Grassley (for himself and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Supporting Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Act.
Congress finds that family-to-family health information centers—
assist families of children with disabilities or special health care needs to improve the well-being of children;
provide information to families regarding resources available to help children with disabilities or special health care needs;
work with representatives of health care organizations to facilitate collaboration between families of such children and professionals and organizations in the health care system;
since fiscal year 2007, the first year the Secretary of Health and Human Services began to develop and support such centers, they have spread to the extent that family-to-family information centers now operate in all 50 States; and
since fiscal year 2018, these centers have been, and continue to be, developed in the territories and for Indian tribes.
Extension for family-to-family health information centers
Section 501(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701(c)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)(A)(vii), by striking
and 2019 and inserting
through 2024; and
in paragraph (3)(C), by striking
fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and inserting
fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter.