👍🏻👍🏻 H.R. 5272, the Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018
I recommend passage of H.R. 5272, the Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018, would require the newly established National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory to issue guidance to applicants for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants that support evidence-based practices. Using information from the Department of Health and Human Services about the historical cost of similar activities, CBO estimates that enacting this bill would cost approximately $4 million over the 2019-2023 period.
On May 9 and May 17, 2018, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce ordered 59 bills to be reported related to the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic. Because of the large number of related bills ordered reported by the Committee, CBO is publishing a single comprehensive document that includes estimates for each piece of legislation.