Sen. Cristina Castro
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1909
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1909, AS AMENDED,
in Section 10, Sec. 10-23, at the end of the first paragraph,
by inserting "
The registered nurses may collaborate with other
providers, including, but not limited to, obstetricians,
gynecologists, and pediatricians, when providing the services
to the patient.
by deleting Section 15; and
immediately below Section 57, by inserting the following:
The Developmental Disability Prevention Act
is amended by adding Section 11.2 as follows:
(410 ILCS 250/11.2 new)
Birthing facilities; maternal care
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(a) In this Section, "birthing facility" means: (1) a
hospital, as defined in the Hospital Licensing Act, with more
than one licensed obstetric bed or a neonatal intensive care
unit; (2) a hospital operated by a State university; or (3) a
birth center, as defined in the Alternative Health Care
(b) Every birthing facility shall, at a minimum, have an
obstetric hemorrhage protocol and conduct a drill or simulation
of the protocol. Every contracted provider who may encounter a
pregnant woman shall participate in the drill or simulation on
a regular basis. The Department shall adopt rules to implement
(c) After holding multiple public hearings with
representatives from diverse geographical regions and
professional backgrounds and seeking broad public and
stakeholder input, the Department shall establish criteria for
levels of maternal care designations for birthing facilities.
All hearings shall be open to the public and held at specific
times and places that are convenient and available to the
public. No hearing shall be held on a legal holiday. Public
notice of hearings shall state the dates, times, and places of
the hearings. Notice of hearings shall be posted on the
Department's website and in the Department's main office, and
minutes from the hearings shall be recorded.
The levels of maternal care designations developed under
this Section shall be based upon:
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(1) the most current published version of the "Levels
of Maternal Care" developed by the American Congress of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for
Maternal-Fetal Medicine; and
(2) necessary variance when considering the geographic
and varied needs of citizens of this State.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed in any way
to modify or expand the licensure of any health care
(e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed in any way
to require a patient to be transferred to a different facility.
(f) The Department shall adopt rules to implement the
provisions of this Section no later than June 1, 2021. These
rules shall be limited to those necessary for the establishment
of levels of maternal care designations for birthing facilities
under subsection (c) of this Section.