U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: The Opioid Crisis – Impact on Children and Families

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 8, entitled “The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Children and Families.” The hearing will be HELP Committee’s fourth in a series of hearings on the opioid crisis and will examine how states are implementing plans of safe care for babies and children impacted by drug abuse, as required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The 2016 CARA law requires that states receiving HHS grants must submit a plan of safe care that addresses the health and substance use disorder treatment needs of the infant and affected family or caregiver. Witnesses scheduled to testify at the hearing include Becky Savage, co-founder of the 525 Foundation; Stephen Patrick, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and William Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs in Seattle.

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Date(s) - 02/08/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building