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Full Text of HB3511  101st General Assembly


Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 5/3/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3511 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the the
5Maternal Mental Health Conditions Education, Early Diagnosis,
6and Treatment Act.
7    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds the
9        (1) Maternal depression is a common complication of
10    pregnancy. Maternal mental health disorders encompass a
11    range of mental health conditions, such as depression,
12    anxiety, and postpartum psychosis.
13        (2) Maternal mental health conditions affect one in 5
14    women during or after pregnancy, but all women are at risk
15    of suffering from maternal mental health conditions.
16        (3) Untreated maternal mental health conditions



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1    significantly and negatively impact the short-term and
2    long-term health and well-being of affected women and their
3    children.
4        (4) Untreated maternal mental health conditions cause
5    adverse birth outcomes, impaired maternal-infant bonding,
6    poor infant growth, childhood emotional and behavioral
7    problems, and significant medical and economic costs,
8    estimated to be $22,500 per mother.
9        (5) Lack of understanding and social stigma of mental
10    health conditions prevent women and families from
11    understanding the signs, symptoms, and risks involved with
12    maternal mental health conditions and disproportionately
13    affect women who lack access to social support networks.
14        (6) It is the intent of the General Assembly to raise
15    awareness of the risk factors, signs, symptoms, and
16    treatment options for maternal mental health conditions
17    among pregnant women and their families, the general
18    public, primary health care providers, and health care
19    providers who care for pregnant women, postpartum women,
20    and newborn infants.
21    Section 10. Definitions. In this Act:
22    "Birthing hospital" means a hospital that has an approved
23obstetric category of service and licensed beds by the Health
24Facilities and Services Review Board.
25    "Department" means the Department of Human Services.



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1    "Maternal mental health condition" means a mental health
2condition that occurs during pregnancy or during the postpartum
3period and includes, but is not limited to, postpartum
5    Section 15. Educational materials about maternal mental
6health conditions. The Department shall develop educational
7materials for health care professionals and patients about
8maternal mental health conditions. A birthing hospital shall,
9on or before January 1, 2021, distribute these materials to
10employees regularly assigned to work with pregnant or
11postpartum women and incorporate these materials in any
12employee training that is related to patient care of pregnant
13or postpartum women. A birthing hospital shall supplement the
14materials provided by the Department to include relevant
15resources to the region or community in which the birthing
16hospital is located. The educational materials developed under
17this Section shall include all of the following:
18        (1) Information for postpartum women and families
19    about maternal mental health conditions, post-hospital
20    treatment options, and community resources.
21        (2) Information for hospital employees regularly
22    assigned to work in the perinatal unit, including, as
23    appropriate, registered nurses and social workers, about
24    maternal mental health conditions.
25        (3) Any other service the birthing hospital determines



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1    should be included in the program to provide optimal
2    patient care.".