Maternal Mortality Review Team; established, investigations. (HB2581)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

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

Description

Maternal Mortality Review Team established; investigation. Directs the Department of Health to establish a Maternal Mortality Review Team to review all pregnancy-associated deaths and pregnancy-related deaths, as defined in the bill, occurring in the Commonwealth in a systematic way and (i) prepare a de-identified case summary for each case; (ii) determine the rate of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth, including rates of such deaths among different demographic groups; (iii) identify risk factors of pregnancy-associated or pregnancy-related deaths and factors contributing to disparities in rates of such deaths among demographic groups; and (iv) recommend components of prevention and intervention programs to reduce the rate of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth, including programs (a) for the education and training of health care providers providing services to women who are pregnant or who have been pregnant within the previous year and (b) specifically targeted at reducing racial or other disparities in rates of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth. The bill also requires reporting of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths by certain health care providers, law-enforcement officers, funeral directors, or other persons having knowledge of such deaths and directs the Department to establish a program for the reduction of pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths in the Commonwealth. Amends § 2.2-3705.5, § 2.2-3711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100313D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2581)
02/05/2019Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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