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H.R.3717: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tim Murphy, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 119 (42 Democrats, 77 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action April 3, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 - Creates in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, who shall supervise and direct the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Directs the Assistant Secretary to establish a National Mental Health Policy Laboratory to: (1) identify and implement policy changes and other trends likely to have the most significant impact on mental health services; (2) collect information from grantees; and (3) evaluate and disseminate to such grantees evidence-based practices and services delivery models, using the best available science shown to reduce program expenditures while enhancing the quality of care furnished to individuals by other such grantees.

Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require the Assistant Secretary to establish: (1) an Interagency Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Co...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 3, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Jan. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Jan. 8, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce