Legislation Comparison Grid Template

Legislation Comparison Grid Template

Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement
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Health-related Bill Name
The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
 

Description
The bill was passed to help improve the ability of the Department of Health and Human services, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, to help address the opioid crisis that is shattering and effecting the lives of children, families and communities, to help states implement their plans for safe care and help improve data between states (U.S. Senate, 2018). Legislation Comparison Grid Template

Federal or State?
Federal

Legislative Intent
The Legislative Intent is to bring awareness to pharmaceutical companies to formulate new medications with non-addictive properties that work as pain-killers.
-To bring awareness to decreasing the amount of opioids prescribed by physicians daily.
-To manage safe disposal systems for opioid medications and used syringes.
-To improve and secure borders from selling and distributing medications such as fentanyl.
-To provide individual with opioid addiction with resources and additional support groups and recovery centers.
-To regulate and make the opioid prescription limits stricter to prevent addiction.
-First responder training to respond to fentanyl overdoses and training on naloxone to help treat an opioid overdose.
-Youth prevention and recovery programs focused on helping children, adolescents and young adults to help prevent abuse and misuse.
-Collection of data on controlled substances, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and infections associated with injection drug use. 

Target Population
The target population would be from teenagers to adults.
 

Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees? Is it receiving press coverage?)
The bill was passed on September 17, 2018 by the U.S. Senate. The bill did receive press coverage due to the ongoing opioid epidemic.  The media had covered the passing of the bill and explained the benefits of the bill and what the bill entails.

General Notes/Comments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Legislation Comparison Grid Template

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Comparison Grid; 1- to 2-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement)
Part 1: Legislation Comparison Grid
Based on the health-related bill you selected, complete the Legislation Comparison Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:
Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.
Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.
Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.
Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?
Is it receiving press coverage?
Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement
Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1- to 2-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:
Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.
Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.
Recommend at least one amendment to the bill in support of your position.
Legislation Comparison Grid Template
Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement
Health-related Bill Name
Description
Federal or State?
Legislative Intent
Target Population
Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees? Is it receiving press coverage?)
General Notes/Comments
 
 
Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement
 
 

Health-related Bill Name
 
 

Description
 
 
 
 
 

Federal or State?
 

Legislative Intent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target Population
 
 

Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees? Is it receiving press coverage?)
 
 
 
 

General Notes/Comments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Legislation Comparison Grid Template

Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
 

Health-related Bill Name
“Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019” or “Autism Cares ACT of 2019”
 

Description
This Bill was made to amend the public health service act to enhance activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect on autism spectrum disorder and enhance programs relating to autism, and for other purposes.
 
 
 
 

Federal or State?
federal

Legislative Intent
 
 
This bill is currently in the 1st stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on 2-7-19. It will be considered by committee next and then be sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
 
 
 
 

Target Population
People and families of people with autism spectrum disorder and/or other disabilities.
 

Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees? Is it receiving press coverage?)
This bill is still in the first stage of the legislative process. It was just introduced into the congress on Feb. 7th, 2019.
 
 
 

General Notes/Comments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The goal of this bill is to reduce disparities and provide access to clinical services for youth and adults from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, or linguistic backgrounds in decisions about awarding grants to applicants which meet the scientific criteria for funding under this section.
 
This bill will promote evidence-based screening techniques and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities across their lifespan.
 
The bill will see how information on how states use home- and community- based services and other supports to ensure that individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities are living, working, and participating in their community. Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
 

 
REFERENCES:
 
GovTrack.us. (2019). S. 427 — 116th Congress: Autism CARES Act of 2019. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s427 Legislation Comparison Grid Template
 
PART 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement
There are many reasons why I feel strongly about this certain health related bill. First and foremost, I have a 8 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) around a year ago. This was something that I was very hard for my family to get adjusted to. I knew that my son was struggling in not only school work but also home life. This includes daily tasks such as daily routine, and getting along with his brother and sister. Since his diagnosis we have begun many things. He now is attending occupational therapy, speech therapy, and visits with a psychologist every week. We are a very busy family now but now my son is doing so much better in school with not only his school work but also socially at school. He is getting a lot so much better with his brother and sister and daily activities. Legislation Comparison Grid Template.
Ways that I would address this bill would be to provide examples of my life and my sons experience and what can be gained from this bill for someone with ASD or any other disability. We would have to be clear and stress the benefits of the bill and what it would entail. This bill, as listed above in the table, will have many benefits. The goal of this bill is to reduce disparities and provide access to clinical services for youth and adults from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, or linguistic backgrounds in decisions about awarding grants to applicants which meet the scientific criteria for funding under this section. This bill will also promote evidence-based screening techniques and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities across their lifespan. Finally, this bill will see how information on how states use home- and community- based services and other supports to ensure that individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities are living, working, and participating in their community. As you can see this bill would be very beneficial to all families and people affected with ASD and other disabilities. Autism Spectrum Disorder is something that is downplayed and ignored a lot throughout the country. This is a disability that needs more resources. This is also something that is completely manageable and with the appropriate resources people can thrive while living with this diagnosis Legislation Comparison Grid Template.
 

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