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S. 3198: Suicide Prevention Act

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A bill to authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Length: 11 pages
Jan 15, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 15, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 15, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 5619 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Sep 21, 2020


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Suicide prevention hotline bill inches closer to Trump’s desk
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on May 14, 2020

U.S. Senate Approves National 9-8-8 Suicide & Mental Health Crisis Hotline
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on May 14, 2020

U.S. Senate Poised to Answer Reed’s Call for a New, Lifesaving Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

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