DC B22-0758 | 2017-2018 | 22nd Council


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 22 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-07-11 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced, this bill establishes a two-year pilot program to reduce preterm births. It establishes a comprehensive newborn screening program, establishes discharge standards and authorizes penalties for failure to comply with the standards or to perform the necessary screens. It also authorizes the Department of Health to collect data and replaces the Committee on Metabolic Disorders with the Perinatal and Infant Health Advisory Committee. Lastly, it authorizes the Mayor to conduct a breastfeeding facilities survey of government offices and building and report annually.

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Better Access For Babies To Integrated Equitable Services Act Of 2018



2018-07-11CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2018-06-01CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2018-04-10CouncilReferred to Committee on Health
2018-03-30CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B22-0758 Published in the DC Register
2018-03-22CouncilIntroduced in Office of the Secretary

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