Bill Text: AZ SB1040 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular | Chaptered


Bill Title: Maternal morbidity; mortality; report

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-29 - Chapter 143 [SB1040 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2019-SB1040-Chaptered.html

 

 

House Engrossed Senate Bill

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session

2019

 

 

 

CHAPTER 143

 

SENATE BILL 1040

 

 

AN ACT

 

establishing the advisory committee on maternal fatalities and morbidity.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Advisory committee on maternal fatalities and morbidity; membership; report; delayed repeal

A.  The advisory committee on maternal fatalities and morbidity is established to recommend improvements to information collection concerning the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and severe maternal morbidity.  The director of the department of health services shall appoint the members of the advisory committee. One of the members of the advisory committee shall be from a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand. The director or the director's designee shall serve as chairperson of the committee. The chairperson may not be affiliated with an organization that is otherwise represented on the committee.

B.  The advisory committee consists of the following members:

1.  A representative of a contractor from each geographic service area designated by the Arizona health care cost containment system.

2.  A representative of the Arizona health care cost containment system.

3.  A representative of Indian health services.

4.  Three obstetricians, of which at least two are maternal fetal medicine specialists, who are licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, Arizona Revised Statutes.

5.  A certified nurse midwife who is certified pursuant to title 32, chapter 15, Arizona Revised Statutes.

6.  Two representatives of nonprofit organizations that provide education, services or research related to maternal fatalities and morbidity.

7.  A representative of this state's health information organization.

8.  A representative of a public health organization.

9.  Two representatives of organizations that represent hospitals in this state.

C.  The department of health services, in conjunction with the advisory committee, shall hold a public hearing to receive public input regarding the recommended improvements to information collection concerning the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and severe maternal morbidity.

D.  On or before December 31, 2019, the advisory committee shall submit to the chairpersons of the health and human services committees of the house of representatives and the senate, or their successor committees, a report with recommendations concerning improving information collection on the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and severe maternal morbidity.

E.  This section is repealed on July 1, 2020.

Sec. 2.  Department of health services; report; delayed repeal

A.  On or before December 31, 2020, the department of health services shall submit a report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate, and shall provide a copy to the secretary of state, on the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and morbidity that includes all readily available data through the end of 2019.

B.  This section is repealed on July 1, 2021.

Sec. 3.  Emergency

This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.


 

 

 

 

APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR APRIL 29, 2019.

 

FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 29, 2019.

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