Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 847 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the dependent care tax credit refundable and to increase the amount of allowable dependent care expenses. [Introduced in House] ...

H.R. 847 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the dependent care tax credit refundable and to increase the amount of allowable dependent care expenses. [Introduced in House] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org








108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 846

    To provide for research on, and services for individuals with, 
                  postpartum depression and psychosis.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 13, 2003

 Mr. Rush (for himself, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Kaptur, 
 Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Towns, Mr. Fattah, Ms. Lee, Mr. Payne, Mr. Owens, 
  Mr. McDermott, Mr. Waxman, Mrs. Maloney, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Jackson of 
Illinois, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Olver, 
   Mr. Engel, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Hinchey, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. George 
Miller of California, Mr. Israel, Mr. Kildee, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, 
Mr. Wynn, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Norton, Mr. Boehlert, 
  Mr. Cummings, Ms. Harman, Mr. Holden, Mr. Dingell, Mr. McNulty, Mr. 
Case, Mr. Costello, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Stark, Mr. Tierney, Ms. 
DeLauro, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Watt, Mrs. Biggert, 
     Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. LaHood, and Mr. Moran of Virginia) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                          Energy and Commerce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
    To provide for research on, and services for individuals with, 
                  postpartum depression and psychosis.

    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 ``Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum 
Depression Research and Care Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds as follows:
            (1) Postpartum depression is a devastating mood disorder 
        which strikes many women during and after pregnancy.
            (2) Postpartum mood changes are common and can be broken 
        into three subgroups: ``baby blues,'' which is an extremely 
        common and the less severe form of postpartum depression; 
        postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, which are more severe 
        than baby blues and can occur during pregnancy and anytime 
        within the first year of the infant's birth; and postpartum 
        psychosis, which is the most extreme form of postpartum 
        depression and can occur during pregnancy and up to twelve 
        months after delivery.
            (3) ``Baby blues'' is characterized by mood swings, 
        feelings of being overwhelmed, tearfulness, irritability, poor 
        sleep, mood changes, and a sense of vulnerability.
            (4) The symptoms of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders 
        are the worsening and the continuation of the baby blues beyond 
        the first days or weeks after delivery.
            (5) The symptoms of postpartum psychosis include losing 
        touch with reality, distorted thinking, delusions, auditory 
        hallucinations, paranoia, hyperactivity, and rapid speech or 
        mania.
            (6) Each year over 400,000 women suffer from postpartum 
        mood changes, with baby blues afflicting up to 80 percent of 
        new mothers; postpartum mood and anxiety disorders impairing 
        around 10-20 percent of new mothers; and postpartum psychosis 
        striking 1 in 1,000 new mothers.
            (7) The causes of postpartum depression are complex and 
        unknown at this time; however, theories include a steep and 
        rapid drop in hormone levels after childbirth; difficulty 
        during labor or pregnancy; a premature birth; a miscarriage; 
        feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, frustrated or anxious about 
        one's new role as a mother; a lack of support from one's 
        spouse, friends or family; marital strife; stressful events in 
        life such as death of a loved one, financial problems, or 
        physical or mental abuse; a family history of depression or 
        mood disorders; a previous history of major depression or 
        anxiety; or a prior postpartum depression.
            (8) Postpartum depression is a treatable disorder if 
        promptly diagnosed by a trained provider and attended to with a 
        personalized regimen of care including social support, therapy, 
        medication, and when necessary hospitalization.
            (9) All too often postpartum depression goes undiagnosed or 
        untreated due to the social stigma surrounding depression and 
        mental illness, the myth of motherhood, the new mother's 
        inability to self-diagnose her condition, the new mother's 
        shame or embarrassment over discussing her depression so near 
        to the birth of her child, the lack of understanding in society 
        and the medical community of the complexity of postpartum 
        depression, and economic pressures placed on hospitals and 
        providers.
            (10) Untreated, postpartum depression can lead to further 
        depression, substance abuse, loss of employment, divorce and 
        further social alienation, self-destructive behavior, or even 
        suicide.
            (11) Untreated, postpartum depression impacts society 
        through its affect on the infant's physical and psychological 
        development, child abuse, neglect or death of the infant or 
        other siblings, and the disruption of the family.

        TITLE I--RESEARCH ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND PSYCHOSIS

SEC. 101. EXPANSION AND INTENSIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES OF NATIONAL 
              INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting 
through the Director of NIH and the Director of the National Institute 
of Mental Health (in this section referred to as the ``Institute''), 
shall expand and intensify research and related activities of the 
Institute with respect to postpartum depression and postpartum 
psychosis (in this section referred to as ``postpartum conditions'').
    (b) Coordination With Other Institutes.--The Director of the 
Institute shall coordinate the activities of the Director under 
subsection (a) with similar activities conducted by the other national 
research institutes and agencies of the National Institutes of Health 
to the extent that such Institutes and agencies have responsibilities 
that are related to postpartum conditions.
    (c) Programs for Postpartum Conditions.--In carrying out subsection 
(a), the Director of the Institute shall conduct or support research to 
expand the understanding of the causes of, and to find a cure for, 
postpartum conditions. Activities under such subsection shall include 
conducting and supporting the following:
            (1) Basic research concerning the etiology and causes of 
        the conditions.
            (2) Epidemiological studies to address the frequency and 
        natural history of the conditions and the differences among 
        racial and ethnic groups with respect to the conditions.
            (3) The development of improved diagnostic techniques.
            (4) Clinical research for the development and evaluation of 
        new treatments, including new biological agents.
            (5) Information and education programs for health care 
        professionals and the public.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--For the purpose of carrying 
out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as 
may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2004 through 2006.

  TITLE II--DELIVERY OF SERVICES REGARDING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND 
                               PSYCHOSIS

SEC. 201. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM OF GRANTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in 
this title referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall in accordance with 
this title make grants to provide for projects for the establishment, 
operation, and coordination of effective and cost-efficient systems for 
the delivery of essential services to individuals with postpartum 
depression or postpartum psychosis (referred to in this section as a 
``postpartum condition) and their families.
    (b) Recipients of Grants.--A grant under subsection (a) may be made 
to an entity only if the entity is a public or nonprofit private 
entity, which may include a State or local government; a public or 
nonprofit private hospital, community-based organization, hospice, 
ambulatory care facility, community health center, migrant health 
center, or homeless health center; or other appropriate public or 
nonprofit private entity.
    (c) Certain Activities.--To the extent practicable and appropriate, 
the Secretary shall ensure that projects under subsection (a) provide 
services for the diagnosis and management of postpartum conditions. 
Activities that the Secretary may authorize for such projects may also 
include the following:
            (1) Delivering or enhancing outpatient and home-based 
        health and support services, including case management, 
        screening and comprehensive treatment services for individuals 
        with or at risk for postpartum conditions; and delivering or 
        enhancing support services for their families.
            (2) Delivering or enhancing inpatient care management 
        services that ensure the well being of the mother and family 
        and the future development of the infant.
            (3) Improving the quality, availability, and organization 
        of health care and support services (including transportation 
        services, attendant care, homemaker services, day or respite 
        care, and providing counseling on financial assistance and 
        insurance) for individuals with postpartum conditions and 
        support services for their families.
    (d) Integration With Other Programs.--To the extent practicable and 
appropriate, the Secretary shall integrate the program under this title 
with other grant programs carried out by the Secretary, including the 
program under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.

SEC. 202. CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.

    A grant may be made under section 201 only if the applicant 
involved makes the following agreements:
            (1) Not more than 5 percent of the grant will be used for 
        administration, accounting, reporting, and program oversight 
        functions.
            (2) The grant will be used to supplement and not supplant 
        funds from other sources related to the treatment of postpartum 
        conditions.
            (3) The applicant will abide by any limitations deemed 
        appropriate by the Secretary on any charges to individuals 
        receiving services pursuant to the grant. As deemed appropriate 
        by the Secretary, such limitations on charges may vary based on 
        the financial circumstances of the individual receiving 
        services.
            (4) The grant will not be expended to make payment for 
        services authorized under section 201(a) to the extent that 
        payment has been made, or can reasonably be expected to be 
        made, with respect to such services--
                    (A) under any State compensation program, under an 
                insurance policy, or under any Federal or State health 
                benefits program; or
                    (B) by an entity that provides health services on a 
                prepaid basis.
            (5) The applicant will, at each site at which the applicant 
        provides services under section 201(a), post a conspicuous 
        notice informing individuals who receive the services of any 
        Federal policies that apply to the applicant with respect to 
        the imposition of charges on such individuals.

SEC. 203. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

    The Secretary may provide technical assistance to assist entities 
in complying with the requirements of this title in order to make such 
entities eligible to receive grants under section 201.

SEC. 204. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    For the purpose of carrying out this title, there are authorized to 
be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal 
years 2004 through 2006.
                                 <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 S. 3044 (is) To establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the State of Arizona. [Introduced in Senate] ...
2 H.R. 1285 (ih) To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage of cancer...
3 H.R. 5578 (ih) To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the 7-year restriction on eligibility for widow's and widower's insurance benefits based on disability. [Introduced in House] ...
4 H.R. 1695 (rs) To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal public lands in the Ivanpah Valley, Nevada, to Clark County, Nevada, for the development of an airport facility, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
5 H.R. 4719 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage charitable contributions to public charities for use in medical research. [Introduced in House] ...
6 S. 491 (is) To enable America's schools to use their computer hardware to increase student achievement and prepare students for the 21st century workplace. [Introduced in Senate] ...
7 H.R. 5078 (ih) To restore first amendment protections of religion and speech. [Introduced in House] ...
8 S. 1659 (is) To convey the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the Savage Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, and the Intake Irrigation Project to the appurtenant irrigation districts. [Introduced in Senate] ...
9 H.R. 172 (ih) To amend the base closure laws to reform the process by which property [Introduced in House] ...
10 H.Res. 163 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
11 H.R. 2781 (ih) To amend the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 to provide for the settlement of claims relating to American victims of National Socialist persecution. [Introduced in House] ...
12 H.R. 2498 (rh) To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for recommendations [Reported in House] ...
13 H.Res. 280 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
14 H.R. 1034 (enr) To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States. [Enrolled bill]...
15 S.Con.Res. 117 (is) Commending the Republic of Slovenia for its partnership with the United States and NATO, and expressing the sense of Congress that Slovenia's accession to NATO would enhance NATO's security, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senat...
16 S. 1535 (is) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of outpatient prescription drugs under part B of the Medicare Program, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
17 H.R. 751 (rh) To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 504 Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the ``Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States Courthouse''. [Reported in House] ...
18 S. 2253 (is) To authorize the establishment of a joint United States-Canada commission to study the feasibility of connecting the rail system in Alaska to the North American continental rail system; and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] %%Filenam...
19 H.R. 3519 (ih) To provide for negotiations for the creation of a trust fund to be administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or the International Development Association to combat the AIDS epidemic. [Introduced in House] %%F...
20 H.R. 3189 (rs) To designate the United States post office located at 14071 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills, California, as the ``Joseph Ileto Post Office''. [Reported in Senate] ...
21 H.R. 5351 (ih) To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize military recreational facilities to be used by any veteran with a compensable service-connected disability. [Introduced in House] ...
22 S. 1314 (rs) To establish a grant program to assist State and local law enforcement in deterring, investigating, and prosecuting computer crimes. [Reported in Senate] ...
23 H.R. 532 (ih) To amend the Act of September 30, 1961, to limit the antitrust exemption applicable to broadcasting agreements made by leagues of professional sports, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
24 S. 3045 (is) To improve the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
25 S. 3144 (pcs) To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to establish police powers for certain Inspector General agents engaged in official duties and provide an oversight mechanism for the exercise of those powers. [Placed on Calendar Se...
26 S. 863 (is) To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for medicaid coverage of all certified nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists services. [Introduced in Senate] ...
27 H.J.Res. 22 (ih) To commemorate the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez. [Introduced in House] ...
28 S. 1694 (eah) [Engrossed Amendment House] ...
29 H.R. 1284 (ih) To provide for protection of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife [Introduced in House] ...
30 H.R. 2815 (ih) To present a congressional gold medal to astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, the crew of Apollo 11. [Introduced in House] ...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy