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S.538 - Health Professionals Substance Abuse Education Act

A bill to educate health professionals concerning substance use disorders and addiction. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Health Professionals Substance Abuse Education Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to educate health professionals concerning substance use disorders and addiction. as introduced.

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03/07/05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Health Professionals Substance Abuse Education Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide support and continue grants to specified organizations to train health professionals to: (1) recognize substance abuse in their patients

Official Summary

Health Professionals Substance Abuse Education Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide support and continue grants to specified organizations to train health professionals to:
(1) recognize substance abuse in their patients or patients' family members;
(2) intervene, treat, or refer for treatment those individuals who are affected by substance abuse;
(3) identify and assist children of substance abusing parents;
(4) serve as advocates and resources for community-based substance abuse prevention programs; and
(5) address the non-therapeutic use of prescription medications. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) encourage community colleges and other academic institutes to offer academic credit for classes offered by the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers;
(2) conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the programs and activities carried out under this Act; and
(3) establish and administer a substance abuse faculty fellowship program. Requires the Secretary to establish centers of excellence at U.S. medical centers or universities to:
(1) initiate, promote, and implement training, research, and clinical activities related to targeted issues or special areas of focus; and
(2) provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in curriculum development, course development, clinical practice, research and translation of research into practice, and policy analysis and formulation.

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