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H.R. 995 (117th): To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for purposes of reducing child abuse and neglect due to the substance use disorder of a parent or caregiver.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 995

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Meuser) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for purposes of reducing child abuse and neglect due to the substance use disorder of a parent or caregiver.

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Reducing child abuse and neglect due to the substance use disorder of a parent or caregiver

Section 105(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Reducing child abuse and neglect due to the substance use disorder of a parent or caregiver

The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities to carry out activities to reduce child abuse and neglect due to the substance use disorder of a parent or caregiver.

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