This bill seeks to increase the medical community's ability to spot human trafficking among their patients.
H.R. 398 would allow the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to medical schools that incorporate instruction on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking among patients in curriculums for doctors and nurses. This instruction would also address how best to serve these individuals’ needs.
In addition, H.R. 398 outlines that these medical school programs should guide students on how the law affects their work, what resources and services are available to victims, and how to properly manage the records of victims.