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GLSMA Reauth 113th

GLSMA Reauth 113th

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BAI13032 S.L.C.
113
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S.
 ll 
To revise and extend provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
 llllllllll 
Mr. R
EED
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred tothe Committee on
 llllllllll 
A BILL
To revise and extend provisions under the Garrett Lee SmithMemorial Act.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Garrett Lee Smith Me-
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morial Act Reauthorization of 2013’’.
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SEC. 2. SUICIDE PREVENTION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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CENTER.
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(a) R
EPEAL
.—Section 520C of the Public Health
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Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb–34) is repealed.
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(b) S
UICIDE
P
REVENTION
T
ECHNICAL
 A 
SSISTANCE
 
1
C
ENTER
.—Title V of the Public Health Service Act (42
2
U.S.C. 290aa et seq.) (as amended by subsection (a)) is
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amended by inserting after section 520B the following:
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‘‘SEC. 520C. SUICIDE PREVENTION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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CENTER.
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‘‘(a) P
ROGRAM
 A 
UTHORIZED
.—The Secretary, acting 
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through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and
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Mental Health Services Administration, shall establish a
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research, training, and technical assistance resource cen-
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ter to provide appropriate information, training, and tech-
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nical assistance to States, political subdivisions of States,
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federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, in-
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stitutions of higher education, public organizations, or pri-
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 vate nonprofit organizations concerning the prevention of 
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suicide among all ages, particularly among groups that are
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at high risk for suicide.
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‘‘(b) R
ESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
C
ENTER
.—The cen-
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ter established under subsection (a) shall—
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‘‘(1) assist in the development or continuation
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of statewide and tribal suicide early intervention and
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prevention strategies for all ages, particularly among 
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groups that are at high risk for suicide;
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‘‘(2) ensure the surveillance of suicide early 
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intervention and prevention strategies for all ages,
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particularly among groups that are at high risk for
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suicide;
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‘‘(3) study the costs and effectiveness of state-
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 wide and tribal suicide early intervention and pre-
4
 vention strategies in order to provide information
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concerning relevant issues of importance to State,
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tribal, and national policymakers;
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‘‘(4) further identify and understand causes
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and associated risk factors for suicide for all ages,
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particularly among groups that are at high risk for
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suicide;
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‘‘(5) analyze the efficacy of new and existing 
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suicide early intervention and prevention techniques
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and technology for all ages, particularly among 
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groups that are at high risk for suicide;
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‘‘(6) ensure the surveillance of suicidal behav-
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iors and nonfatal suicidal attempts;
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‘‘(7) study the effectiveness of State-sponsored
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statewide and tribal suicide early intervention and
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prevention strategies for all ages particularly among 
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groups that are at high risk for suicide on the over-
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all wellness and health promotion strategies related
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to suicide attempts;
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‘‘(8) promote the sharing of data regarding sui-
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cide with Federal agencies involved with suicide
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