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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Failed


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