Infant mortality; requires certain measures designed to lower. (HB1190)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Infant Mortality Prevention Act. Requires certain measures designed to lower the infant mortality rate in the Commonwealth, including: (i) expanding FAMIS eligibility for pregnant women with an income level up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level and providing coverage for one year postpartum; (ii) prohibiting the state from charging copayments for prenatal services for state employees; (iii) designating a senior employee of the Department of Health as coordinator for the state's home visitation programs designed to limit infant mortality; (iv) giving the Department of Social Services responsibility for coordinating efforts among faith-based organizations working to reduce infant mortality; and (v) requiring the Commissioner of Health to launch a public education campaign aimed at preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084054648
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1190)
02/05/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 088575648-H1
02/05/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2008Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/12/2008Left in Appropriations