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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, "birthing facility" means (1)
11a hospital, as defined in the Hospital Licensing Act, with more
12than one licensed obstetric bed or a neonatal intensive care
13unit; (2) a hospital operated by a State university; or (3) a
14birth center, as defined in the Alternative Health Care
15Delivery Act.
16    (b) The Department shall ensure that all birthing
17facilities conduct continuing education yearly for providers
18and staff of obstetric medicine and of the emergency department
19and other staff that may care for pregnant or postpartum women.
20The continuing education shall include yearly educational
21modules regarding management of severe maternal hypertension
22and obstetric hemorrhage for units that care for pregnant or
23postpartum women. Birthing facilities must demonstrate



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1compliance with these education and training requirements.
2    (c) The Department shall collaborate with the Illinois
3Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor organization
4to develop an initiative to improve birth equity and reduce
5peripartum racial and ethnic disparities. The Department shall
6ensure that the initiative includes the development of best
7practices for implicit bias training and education in cultural
8competency to be used by birthing facilities in interactions
9between patients and providers. In developing the initiative,
10the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor
11organization shall consider existing programs, such as the
12Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health and the California
13Maternal Quality Collaborative's pilot work on improving birth
14equity. The Department shall support the initiation of a
15statewide perinatal quality improvement initiative in
16collaboration with birthing facilities to implement strategies
17to reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities and to
18address implicit bias in the health care system.
19    (d) The Department, in consultation with the Maternal
20Mortality Review Committee, shall make available to all
21birthing facilities best practices for timely identification
22of all pregnant and postpartum women in the emergency
23department and for appropriate and timely consultation of an
24obstetric provider to provide input on management and
25follow-up. Birthing facilities may use telemedicine for the



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1    (e) The Department may adopt rules for the purpose of
2implementing this Section.
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
41, 2020.