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Full Text of HB2895  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 2310-223 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-223 new)
8    Sec. 2310-223. Obstetric hemorrhage and hypertension
10    (a) As used in this Section, "hospital" means a hospital
11licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act.
12    (b) The Department shall ensure that all hospitals require
13new obstetric staff hires, emergency department staff hires,
14anesthesia staff hires, and any other hires that care for
15pregnant or postpartum women, including residents and fellows
16in training, to complete educational training on the management
17of severe maternal hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage.
18Hospitals must demonstrate completion of the training of new
19hires with a course certificate from the Department, such as
20the certificate provided by the Alliance for Innovation in
21Maternal Health eModules on Maternal Hypertension in Pregnancy
22and Obstetric Hemorrhage, as supported by the American College
23of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



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1    (c) The Department shall ensure that all hospitals conduct
2continuing education yearly for providers and staff of
3obstetric medicine and of the emergency department and other
4staff that may care for pregnant or postpartum women. The
5continuing education shall include yearly simulations or
6drills regarding management of severe maternal hypertension
7and obstetric hemorrhage for all units that care for pregnant
8or postpartum women. Hospitals must demonstrate compliance
9with these education and training requirements.
10    (d) The Department shall ensure that all hospitals require
11all current and new obstetrical staff, emergency department
12staff, and any other staff, including residents and fellows in
13training, who provide care for pregnant or postpartum women to
14receive implicit bias training and education in cultural
15competency in interactions between patients and providers.
16    (e) The Department shall provide support for the Illinois
17Perinatal Quality Collaborative to develop an initiative to
18improve birth equity and reduce peripartum racial and ethnic
19disparities, modeled using the Alliance for Innovation on
20Maternal Health and the California Maternal Quality
21Collaborative's pilot work on improving birth equity. The
22Department shall support the initiation of a statewide
23perinatal quality improvement initiative in collaboration with
24Illinois birthing hospitals to implement strategies to reduce
25peripartum racial and ethnic disparities and to address
26implicit bias in the health care system.



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1    (f) The Department shall ensure that all hospitals develop
2protocols for timely identification of all pregnant and
3postpartum women in the emergency department and for
4appropriate and timely consultation of an obstetric provider to
5provide input on management and follow-up.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.