H. R. 767: SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  To establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system.

IB Summary:  According to U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND): "Recent studies suggest that nearly one-third of women trafficked in America saw a health care professional while they were still captive to these crimes and that increased training of health professionals to identify red flags of human trafficking could help make sure victims receive resources and services to get the protection and care they need." read more here - https://goo.gl/ftc3z7

Status:   Received in the Senate on 2/27/2018 and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/767/text?r=5; https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/256?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22SOAR+act%22%7D&r=3