Maternal Mortality Review Team; established, investigations. (HB2546)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Maternal Mortality Review Team established; investigation. Directs the Department of Health to establish a Maternal Mortality Review Team to systematically review all pregnancy-associated deaths and pregnancy-related deaths, as defined in the bill, occurring in the Commonwealth and (i) determine the rate of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth; (ii) identify risk factors of pregnancy-associated or pregnancy-related deaths; (iii) identify other factors contributing to pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths, including delayed diagnosis of medical conditions, inadequate medical treatment, failure of health care providers to follow basic safety procedures, or other medical or nonmedical errors; and (iv) develop recommendations for prevention and intervention programs to reduce the rate of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth. The bill also requires certain health care providers, law-enforcement officers, funeral directors, or other persons having knowledge of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths to report such deaths. Amends § 2.2-3705.5, § 2.2-3711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102443D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2

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