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Public Health and Other Related Provisions in P.L 115-271, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Summarizes Title VII and VIII provisions in the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act). Addresses provisions affecting access to opioid abuse treatment and providers, data collection, child welfare, the Department of Justice, substance abuse prevention, and more. Sections highlighting rural authorize grants for first responder training, data collection on adverse childhood experiences, recovery support services, and reauthorization of the the State and Tribal Response to the Opioid Abuse Crisis grant program with technical assistance for rural and underserved communities.
Congressional Research Service
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Access · Behavioral health workforce · Funding · Illicit drug use · Legislation and regulations · Mental health · Prescription drug misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention