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  • Washington Highlights

    Senate HELP Committee Passes AAMC-supported Dr. Lorna Breen Act


    Andrea Price-Carter, Director, Health Equity Advocacy and Government Relations
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    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on May 23 passed the AAMC-supported Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 3679) in a markup of seven bills. The reauthorization of the bipartisan legislation would help reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professions for five years, to begin in 2025. The law has provided $100 million in funding for mental health care for providers across the country. Additionally, the funding has implemented evidenced-based practices for preventing suicide and improving mental health among health care providers. The House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 20 passed the companion bill (H.R. 7153) [refer to Washington Highlights, March 22].