Federal - HR 767

A bill to establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system.

Introduced

January 31, 2017

Description

A bill to establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system.

Our Position

Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 11

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  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lofgren, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)
  • July 27, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    July 27, 2017 — Committee Vote: Human Trafficking Victims — Health Care Professional Organizations
      Cardenas, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would add health care professional organizations to the list of entities eligible for grants under the bill. It also would add health care professional organizations to the list of victim referral services included in the bill.

    Amendment that would add health care professional organizations to the list of entities eligible for grants under the bill. It also would add health care professional organizations to the list of victim referral services included in the bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    July 27, 2017 — Committee Vote: Human Trafficking Victims — Vote to Report

    Require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a pilot program called the "Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond to Health and Wellness Training Program" that would train health care professionals to help identify victims of human trafficking, work with law enforcement, refer victims to social services and provide targeted appropriate care to meet the needs and unique circumstances of victims.

    The bill would authorize $4 million annually for fiscal 2018 through 2022, for the pilot program. It also would require the HHS secretary to report to Congress annually through fiscal 2023 on the impact of the program.

    Require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a pilot program called the "Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond to Health and Wellness Training Program" that would train health care professionals to help identify victims of human trafficking, work with law enforcement, refer victims to social services and provide targeted appropriate care to meet the needs and unique circumstances of victims.

    The bill would authorize $4 million annually for fiscal 2018 through 2022, for the pilot program. It also would require the HHS secretary to report to Congress annually through fiscal 2023 on the impact of the program.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • July 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)
  • June 29, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    June 29, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Health Trafficking Pilot Program — Substitute Amendment
      Cardenas, D-Calif. —

    Substitute amendment that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to healthcare sites that represent diversity in geography and demographics. The amendment would also require that the Secretary collect and report to the committee data on the health care providers trained through the pilot program.

    Substitute amendment that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to healthcare sites that represent diversity in geography and demographics. The amendment would also require that the Secretary collect and report to the committee data on the health care providers trained through the pilot program.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    June 29, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Health Trafficking Pilot Program — Vote to Approve

    Creates a pilot program known as "Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training" that would provide health care professionals training through a grant program in order to identify and respond to individuals who have been trafficked.

    Creates a pilot program known as "Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training" that would provide health care professionals training through a grant program in order to identify and respond to individuals who have been trafficked.

    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.

    June 29, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Dental Health Grants — Vote to Approve

    Substitute amendment that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants or enter into contracts with dental clinics in order to improve oral health education to reduce dental disease.

    As amended, the bill would allow the secretary to grant $18 million for each fiscal year from 2018 through 2022.

    Substitute amendment that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants or enter into contracts with dental clinics in order to improve oral health education to reduce dental disease.

    As amended, the bill would allow the secretary to grant $18 million for each fiscal year from 2018 through 2022.

    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.
  • June 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Castor, (D-Fla.)Eshoo, (D-Calif.)
  • June 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)
  • May 17, 2017 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

  • May 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Meehan, (R-Pa.)
  • Jan. 31, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Kinzinger, (R-Ill.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
  • Jan. 31, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H818