CARA - NEW LEGISLATION- Public Law 114-198, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

TO: The State Office, Agency or Organization Designated by the Governor to Apply for a Child Abuse and Neglect State Grant

SUBJECT: NEW LEGISLATION- Public Law 114-198, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

LEGAL AND RELATED: Title I of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by Public Law 114-198, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA). PURPOSE: To inform states of the enactment of CARA and provide basic information on the resulting changes in CAPTA for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs.

BACKGROUND: The President signed CARA into law on July 22, 2016. CARA aims to address the problem of opioid addiction in the United States. The law deals with various aspects of substance use disorder, particularly opioid use disorder. For the purposes of this IM, CARA adds various requirements to CAPTA.

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