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H.R. 586: STANDUP Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                       117TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                               H. R. 586
                                                                       To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student
                                                                           suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational
                                                                           agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies re-
                                                                           ceiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement
                                                                           a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy.




                                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                  JANUARY 28, 2021
                                                                       Mr. PETERS (for himself, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. DEUTCH, Mr. FITZPATRICK,
                                                                           Mrs. DEMINGS, Mr. NEGUSE, Ms. BLUNT ROCHESTER, Mr. UPTON, Mr.
                                                                           KATKO, Mr. VAN DREW, Mr. TONKO, Ms. BROWNLEY, Mrs. HAYES, Mr.
                                                                           HIMES, and Mr. RYAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred
                                                                           to the Committee on Energy and Commerce




                                                                                                                 A BILL
                                                                       To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best
                                                                          practices on student suicide awareness and prevention
                                                                          training and condition State educational agencies, local
                                                                          educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies re-
                                                                          ceiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish
                                                                          and implement a school-based student suicide awareness
                                                                          and prevention training policy.

                                                                         1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                         2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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2 1 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 2 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Suicide Training and 3 Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention 4 Act of 2021’’ or the ‘‘STANDUP Act of 2021’’. 5 SEC. 2. STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION 6 TRAINING. 7 (a) IN GENERAL.—Title V of the Public Health Serv- 8 ice Act is amended by inserting after section 520A of such 9 Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb–32) the following: 10 ‘‘SEC. 520B. STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVEN- 11 TION TRAINING POLICIES. 12 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—As a condition on receipt of 13 funds under section 520A, each State educational agency, 14 local educational agency, and Tribal educational agency 15 that receives such funds, directly or through a State or 16 Indian Tribe, for activities to be performed within sec- 17 ondary schools, including the Project AWARE State Edu- 18 cation Agency Grant Program, shall— 19 ‘‘(1) establish and implement a school-based 20 student suicide awareness and prevention training 21 policy; 22 ‘‘(2) consult with stakeholders (including prin- 23 cipals, teachers, parents, local Tribal officials, and 24 other school leaders) in the development of the pol- kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS 25 icy under subsection (a)(1); and •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586
3 1 ‘‘(3) collect and report information in accord- 2 ance with subsection (c). 3 ‘‘(b) SCHOOL-BASED STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS 4 AND PREVENTION TRAINING POLICY.—A school-based 5 student suicide awareness and prevention training policy 6 implemented pursuant to subsection (a)— 7 ‘‘(1) shall be evidence-based; 8 ‘‘(2) shall be culturally and linguistically appro- 9 priate; 10 ‘‘(3) shall provide evidence-based training to 11 students in grades 6 through 12, in coordination 12 with school-based mental health service providers as 13 defined in section 4102(6) of the Elementary and 14 Secondary Education Act of 1965, if applicable, re- 15 garding— 16 ‘‘(A) suicide education and awareness, in- 17 cluding warning signs of self-harm or suicidal 18 ideation; 19 ‘‘(B) methods that students can use to 20 seek help for themselves and others; and 21 ‘‘(C) student resources for suicide aware- 22 ness and prevention; 23 ‘‘(4) shall provide for retraining of such stu- 24 dents every school year; kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586
4 1 ‘‘(5) may last for such period as the State edu- 2 cational agency, local educational agency, or Tribal 3 educational agency involved determines to be appro- 4 priate; 5 ‘‘(6) may be implemented through any delivery 6 method, including in-person trainings, digital 7 trainings, or train-the-trainer models; and 8 ‘‘(7) may include discussion of comorbidities or 9 risk factors for suicidal ideation or self-harm, includ- 10 ing substance misuse, sexual or physical abuse, men- 11 tal illness, or other evidence-based comorbidities and 12 risk factors. 13 ‘‘(c) COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AND REPORT- 14 ING.—Each State educational agency, local educational 15 agency, and Tribal educational agency that receives funds 16 under section 520A shall, with respect to each school 17 served by the agency, collect and report to the Secretary 18 the following information: 19 ‘‘(1) The number of student trainings con- 20 ducted. 21 ‘‘(2) The number of students trained, disaggre- 22 gated by age and grade level. 23 ‘‘(3) The number of help-seeking reports made 24 by students after implementation of such policy. kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586
5 1 ‘‘(d) EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAM LISTING.—The 2 Secretary of Health and Human Services shall coordinate 3 with the Secretary of Education to make publicly available 4 the policies established by State educational agencies, local 5 educational agencies, and Tribal educational agencies pur- 6 suant to this section and the training that is available to 7 students and teams pursuant to such policies, including 8 identification of whether such training is available to 9 trainees at no cost. 10 ‘‘(e) IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE.—A State edu- 11 cational agency, local educational agency, or Tribal edu- 12 cational agency shall establish and begin implementation 13 of the policies required by subsection (a)(1) not later than 14 the beginning of the third fiscal year following the date 15 of enactment of this section for which the agency receives 16 funds under section 520A. 17 ‘‘(f) DEFINITIONS.—In this section and section 18 520B–1: 19 ‘‘(1) The term ‘evidence-based’ has the meaning 20 given to such term in section 8101 of the Elemen- 21 tary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 22 ‘‘(2) The term ‘local educational agency’ has 23 the meaning given to such term in section 8101 of 24 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS 25 1965. •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586
6 1 ‘‘(3) The term ‘State educational agency’ has 2 the meaning given to such term in section 8101 of 3 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 4 1965. 5 ‘‘(4) The term ‘Tribal educational agency’ has 6 the meaning given to the term ‘tribal educational 7 agency’ in section 6132 of the Elementary and Sec- 8 ondary Education Act of 1965. 9 ‘‘SEC. 520B–1. BEST PRACTICES FOR STUDENT SUICIDE 10 AWARENESS AND PREVENTION TRAINING. 11 ‘‘The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in 12 consultation with the Secretary of Education and the Bu- 13 reau of Indian Education, shall— 14 ‘‘(1) publish best practices for school-based stu- 15 dent suicide awareness and prevention training, pur- 16 suant to section 520B, that are based on— 17 ‘‘(A) evidence-based practices; and 18 ‘‘(B) input from relevant Federal agencies, 19 national organizations, Indian Tribes and Trib- 20 al organizations, and related stakeholders; 21 ‘‘(2) publish guidance, based on the best prac- 22 tices under paragraph (1), to provide State edu- 23 cational agencies, local educational agencies, and 24 Tribal educational agencies with information on stu- kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586
7 1 dent suicide awareness and prevention best prac- 2 tices; 3 ‘‘(3) disseminate such best practices to State 4 educational agencies, local educational agencies, and 5 Tribal educational agencies; and 6 ‘‘(4) provide technical assistance to State edu- 7 cational agencies, local educational agencies, and 8 Tribal educational agencies.’’. 9 SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. 10 The amendments made by this Act shall only apply 11 with respect to applications for assistance under section 12 520A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb– 13 32) that are submitted after the date of enactment of this 14 Act. Æ kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HR 586 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 03:46 Feb 20, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H586.IH H586