THE LEGISLATION

The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

We are incredibly grateful for the bi-partisan co-sponsors of this legislation US Senators Tim Kaine (Virginia) and Jack Reed (Rhode Island), Todd Young (Indiana), and Bill Cassidy (Louisiana), US Representatives Max Rose (NY), David McKinley (WV), Anthony Brindisi (NY), Denver Riggleman (VA), Morgan Griffith (VA) and Fred Upton (MI). We would also like to thank those industry supporters including the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA)

 

The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act:

  • Establishes grants for training health profession students, residents, or health care professionals in evidence-informed strategies to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders. The grants would also help improve health care professionals’ well-being and job satisfaction.
  • Seeks to identify and disseminate evidence-informed best practices for reducing and preventing suicide and burnout among health care professionals, training health care professionals in appropriate strategies, and promoting their mental and behavioral health and job satisfaction.
  • Establishes a national evidence-based education and awareness campaign targeting health care professionals to encourage them to seek support and treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Establishes grants for employee education, peer-support programming, and mental and behavioral health treatment; health care providers in current or former COVID-19 hotspots will be prioritized.
  • Establishes a comprehensive study on health care professional mental and behavioral health and burnout, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such professionals’ health.