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108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3063 To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Education, and the Attorney General to make 10 grants to demonstration facilities to implement evidence-based preventive- screening tools to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth at selected facilities. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 10, 2003 Ms. DeLauro (for herself, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Towns, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Christensen, and Mr. Acevedo-Vila) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Education, and the Attorney General to make 10 grants to demonstration facilities to implement evidence-based preventive- screening tools to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth at selected facilities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Children's Mental Health Screening and Prevention Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds as follows: (1) Over the past 20 years, advances in scientific research have changed the way of thinking about children's mental health and proven that the same mental disorders that afflict adults can also occur in children and adolescents. (2) In January 2001, the Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health noted that 74 percent of individuals age 21 with mental disorders had prior problems, indicating that children's mental disorders often persist into adulthood. (3) Scientific research has demonstrated that early identification and treatment of mental disorders in youth greatly improves a child or adolescent's prognosis throughout his or her lifetime. (4) In January 2001, the Surgeon General noted that, while 1 in 10 children and adolescents in the United States suffers from mental illness severe enough to cause some level of impairment, only 1 in 5 of such children and adolescents receives needed mental health treatment. (5) According to an interim report by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, about 7 to 9 percent of all children who are 9 to 17 years of age (about 1 or 2 in every classroom) have a serious emotional disturbance. (6) In September 2002, the National Council on Disability noted that between 60 and 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have an emotional disturbance and almost 50 percent have co-occurring disabilities. (7) The World Health Organization has reported that youth neuropsychiatric disorders will rise by over 50 percent by 2020, making such disorders 1 of the top 5 causes of disability, morbidity, and mortality among children and adolescents. (8) Psychological autopsy studies have found that 90 percent of youths who end their own lives have depression or another diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder at the time of their deaths, verifying a link between mental illness and suicide. (9) According to an interim report by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, more than 30,000 lives are lost every year to suicide, which is a largely preventable public health problem. (10) In 1999, the Surgeon General recognized that mental illness and substance abuse disorders are, in fact, the greatest risk factors for suicidal behavior, and that properly identifying and treating mental illness and substance abuse disorders are an important part of suicide prevention activities. (11) The National Council on Disability has also stated that ``the failure to identify and treat mental disabilities between children and youth has serious consequences, including school failure, involvement with the justice system and other tragic outcomes,'' including ``the growing problem of teen suicides and/or suicide attempts''. (12) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2000 suicide was the 3rd leading cause of death among youth 15 to 24 years of age. (13) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that in 1999 almost 3,000,000 youth were at risk for suicide, but only 36 percent received mental health treatment. (14) According to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among high school students surveyed in 2001, 19 percent had seriously considered attempting suicide, almost 15 percent had made a specific plan to attempt suicide, almost 9 percent had attempted suicide, and almost 3 percent had made an attempt at suicide that required medical attention. (15) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that each year in the United States, almost as many adolescents and young adults commit suicide as die from all natural causes combined, including leukemia, birth defects, pneumonia, influenza, and AIDS. (16) In January 2001, the Surgeon General issued a goal to ``improve the assessment of and recognition of mental health needs in children'' in part by encouraging ``early identification of mental health needs in existing preschool, child care, education, health, welfare, juvenile justice, and substance abuse treatment systems''. (17) In May 2003, the National Council on Disability noted that ``despite calls for significant prevention and early intervention efforts in schools and the juvenile justice system, there is little evidence that such efforts are widespread''. The Council also found that ``the absence is notable because research suggests that such programming may be the only effective method for reducing the involvement of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system''. (18) The April 2003 Outline of the Final Report for the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health states that ``evidence-based practice interventions should be tested in demonstration projects with oversight by a public-private consortium of stakeholders''. (19) An interim report by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health concludes that there is a range of effective treatments, services, and supports to facilitate recovery from mental illness, but the current system can not efficiently deliver them. (20) The efforts, initiatives, and activities of the Federal Government should be used to support evidence-based preventive-screening tools to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth. SEC. 3. MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Education, and the Attorney General, acting jointly and in consultation with the Directors (as that term is defined in subsection (k)), shall make 10 grants to demonstration facilities to implement evidence-based preventive-screening tools to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth and to refer those youth in need of assessment or treatment. (b) Equitable Geographic Distribution.--To the extent practicable, the Secretaries shall ensure an equitable distribution of grants under this section among the geographic regions of the United States. (c) Period of Grants.--Each grant made under subsection (a) shall be for a period of 3 years. (d) Application Requirements.-- (1) In general.--To seek a grant under this section, a demonstration facility shall submit an application at such time and in such manner as the Secretaries reasonably require. (2) Contents.--An application submitted by a demonstration facility for a grant under subsection (a) shall-- (A) demonstrate that the facility has formed a multidisciplinary project implementation committee; (B) specify an evidence-based preventive-screening tool to be implemented with the grant; (C) demonstrate that the facility has the means to obtain the necessary resources and tools, other than personnel, to implement the specified evidence-based preventive-screening tool; (D) demonstrate that the facility has existing staff, will hire new staff, or will partner with staff from a local, licensed mental health or medical organization, and has the ability to train staff-- (i) to implement the specified evidence- based screening tool; (ii) to case manage youth with symptoms or indicators for mental illness, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempts; and (iii) to work with the parents or guardians of youth with symptoms or indicators for mental illness, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempts to help them understand the youth's outcome and treatment options; (E) identify the location (which need not be at the facility) where the specified evidence-based preventive-screening tool will be implemented; (F) demonstrate that the facility has obtained full approval to screen at such location; (G) identify the sample of school-age youth to be screened; (H) identify a method for obtaining written consent from the parent or legal guardian of any minor participating in the demonstration project; (I) identify licensed mental health providers (including mental health professionals, hospitals, residential treatment centers, or outpatient clinics) in the community where the facility is located that will partner with the facility to provide further mental health assessments and treatment for participating youth with symptoms or indicators of mental illness, and demonstrate the ability of those providers to accept referrals; and (J) contain such other information as the Secretaries reasonably require. (e) Multidisciplinary Project Implementation Committee.--The Secretaries may not make a grant to a demonstration facility under subsection (a) for a demonstration project unless the facility agrees to the following: (1) The multidisciplinary project implementation committee formed under subsection (d)(2)(A) will consist of the following: (A) Representatives of the facility. (B) Representatives of the location where the specified evidence-based preventive screening tool will be implemented (if that location is other than the demonstration facility). (C) A facility case manager (as that position is described in subsection (d)(2)(D)(ii)). (D) Mental health providers in the community. (E) Mental health consumers or family members of mental health consumers. (F) Parents or guardians of any school-aged youth to be screened. (2) When possible, the multidisciplinary project implementation committee will follow the guidance of any suicide prevention plan endorsed by State or local government officials or local public health officials. (3) The multidisciplinary project implementation committee will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the representations made by the facility in its grant application. (4) The multidisciplinary project implementation committee will coordinate and collaborate with mental health providers in the community, including those identified in subsection (d)(2)(I), to guarantee that all youth with symptoms or indicators for mental illness, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempts receive appropriate and affordable treatment regardless of the financial or insurance status of the youth's parent or guardian. (f) Information Collection.--The Secretaries may not make a grant to an applicant under subsection (a) for a demonstration project unless the applicant agrees to collect the following: (1) Information on the demographics of youth participating in the project, including-- (A) the number of youth invited to participate in the project, including the number of such youth disaggregated by age, gender, and ethnicity; and (B) the number of youth with symptoms or indicators for mental illness requiring clinical consultation or assessment, including such number disaggregated by disorder. (2) Information on the outcomes of evidence-based preventive-screening tools, including-- (A) the number of screening refusals, due to lack of consent by a parent or legal guardian or refusal of the youth; (B) the number of youth with symptoms or indicators for all mental illnesses, including such number disaggregated by disorder; and (C) post assessment, the number of youth with positive outcomes for suicidal ideation or suicide attempts. (3) Information on referrals based on outcomes, including-- (A) the number of youth referred for clinical interviews to determine the need for further evaluation or treatment; (B) the number of youth referred for further evaluation or treatment, including such number disaggregated by type and location of treatment; (C) the number of youth and their parents or legal guardians who accept referrals for further evaluation or treatment; and (D) the number of youth and their parents or legal guardians who refuse referrals for further evaluation or treatment. (4) To the extent practicable, information on treatment based on referrals, including the number of appointments kept by referred youth. (5) To the extent practicable, information on suicide attempts, suicide rates, and access to evidence-based mental health screening and suicide prevention programs among school- age youth in the designated jurisdiction in which the grantee is located for the 3 years preceding the commencement of the project. (6) To the extent practicable, data on barriers to care encountered by referred youth, including but not limited to linguistic barriers, transportation difficulties, lack of
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