The Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities to support implementation of voluntary programs for care and treatment of individuals after a drug overdose, as appropriate, which may include implementation of the best practices described in subsection (a).
A grant awarded to an eligible entity under this section shall be for a period of not more than 5 years.
Not later than 5 years after October 24, 2018, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of the grant program carried out under this section with respect to long term health outcomes of the population of individuals who have experienced a drug overdose, the percentage of patients treated or referred to treatment by grantees, and the frequency and number of patients who experienced relapse, were readmitted for treatment, or experienced another overdose.
The requirements of this section, including with respect to data reporting and program oversight, shall be subject to all applicable Federal and State privacy laws.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.