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  H.B. No. 405
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  Awareness Month.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 662.112 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.112.  NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME AWARENESS
  MONTH. June is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month to
  increase awareness of neonatal abstinence syndrome and to
  encourage:
               (1)  awareness of the dangers of opioid and substance
  abuse during pregnancy to prevent neonatal abstinence syndrome;
               (2)  the creation and update of lists of recommended
  materials to address neonatal abstinence syndrome available
  through the Department of State Health Services and the Health and
  Human Services Commission;
               (3)  electronic circulation of and posting on state and
  local agency websites of recommended treatment and recovery
  resources;
               (4)  the availability of resources for mothers-to-be
  and new mothers with substance abuse disorders, including health
  care services and recovery support services; and
               (5)  collaboration between state and federal
  governmental agencies, hospitals, private health care practices,
  health insurance providers, Medicaid providers, and mental health
  agencies to increase awareness. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 405 was passed by the House on April
  2, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 1, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 405 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor