S.1009: Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act
S. 1009 would establish a demonstration program aimed at developing, implementing, and expanding best practices to assist medical professionals in identifying, assessing, and responding to injuries indicative of potential abuse in infants under the age of 7 months, particularly bruising and oral injuries. The grants may also be used to develop protocols and policies that improve communication and coordination between mandatory reporters and child protective services when such reporters identify such injuries. HHS would be authorized to award up to $10 million in grants annually for this program over a period of three years.
H.R. 2076 is the House companion bill introduced by Rep. Kim Schrier.View Full Overview