Department of Health and Human Service 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Protecting Our Infants Act Report to Congress: Summary of Public Comment and Final Strategy
Document Number: 2017-10735
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Health and Human Service
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the release of the ``Protecting Our Infants Act: Final Strategy'' in response to sections 3(a)(2) and 3(b) of the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (POIA). The POIA mandated HHS to: conduct a review of planning and coordination activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome; develop recommendations for the identification, prevention, and treatment of prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome; and develop a strategy to address gaps, overlap, and duplication among Federal programs and Federal coordination efforts to address neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Protecting Our Infants Act: Report to Congress which satisfied these requirement was made available January 17, 2017, through February 21, 2017, for public comment in the following docket SAMHSA-2016-0004-0001. As a result of the public comments, summarized below, several recommendations were added to the original strategy and others expanded. The Final Strategy can be read and downloaded at https:// www.samhsa.gov/specific-populations/age-gender-based#poia.