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Full Text of HB2895  101st General Assembly


Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Filed: 5/20/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2895 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1facilities conduct continuing education yearly for providers
2and staff of obstetric medicine and of the emergency department
3and other staff that may care for pregnant or postpartum women.
4The continuing education shall include yearly educational
5modules regarding management of severe maternal hypertension
6and obstetric hemorrhage for units that care for pregnant or
7postpartum women. Birthing facilities must demonstrate
8compliance with these education and training requirements.
9    (c) The Department shall collaborate with the Illinois
10Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor organization
11to develop an initiative to improve birth equity and reduce
12peripartum racial and ethnic disparities. The Department shall
13ensure that the initiative includes the development of best
14practices for implicit bias training and education in cultural
15competency to be used by birthing facilities in interactions
16between patients and providers. In developing the initiative,
17the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor
18organization shall consider existing programs, such as the
19Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health and the California
20Maternal Quality Collaborative's pilot work on improving birth
21equity. The Department shall support the initiation of a
22statewide perinatal quality improvement initiative in
23collaboration with birthing facilities to implement strategies
24to reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities and to
25address implicit bias in the health care system.
26    (d) The Department, in consultation with the Maternal



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1Mortality Review Committee, shall make available to all
2birthing facilities best practices for timely identification
3of all pregnant and postpartum women in the emergency
4department and for appropriate and timely consultation of an
5obstetric provider to provide input on management and
6follow-up. Birthing facilities may use telemedicine for the
8    (e) The Department may adopt rules for the purpose of
9implementing this Section.
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
111, 2020.".