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Public Act 101-0390


Public Act 0390 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0390
HB2895 EnrolledLRB101 08505 CPF 53582 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-223 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-223 new)
    Sec. 2310-223. Obstetric hemorrhage and hypertension
    (a) As used 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
Delivery Act.
    (b) The Department shall ensure that all birthing
facilities conduct continuing education yearly for providers
and staff of obstetric medicine and of the emergency department
and other staff that may care for pregnant or postpartum women.
The continuing education shall include yearly educational
modules regarding management of severe maternal hypertension
and obstetric hemorrhage for units that care for pregnant or
postpartum women. Birthing facilities must demonstrate
compliance with these education and training requirements.
    (c) The Department shall collaborate with the Illinois
Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor organization
to develop an initiative to improve birth equity and reduce
peripartum racial and ethnic disparities. The Department shall
ensure that the initiative includes the development of best
practices for implicit bias training and education in cultural
competency to be used by birthing facilities in interactions
between patients and providers. In developing the initiative,
the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative or its successor
organization shall consider existing programs, such as the
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health and the California
Maternal Quality Collaborative's pilot work on improving birth
equity. The Department shall support the initiation of a
statewide perinatal quality improvement initiative in
collaboration with birthing facilities to implement strategies
to reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities and to
address implicit bias in the health care system.
    (d) The Department, in consultation with the Maternal
Mortality Review Committee, shall make available to all
birthing facilities best practices for timely identification
of all pregnant and postpartum women in the emergency
department and for appropriate and timely consultation of an
obstetric provider to provide input on management and
follow-up. Birthing facilities may use telemedicine for the
    (e) The Department may adopt rules for the purpose of
implementing this Section.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2020.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020