Bill Text: TX HB227 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the creation of a maternal health care improvement program to address maternal morbidity.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-26 - Left pending in committee [HB227 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB227-Introduced.html
  85S10904 DMS-D
 
  By: Ortega H.B. No. 227
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a maternal health care improvement
  program to address maternal morbidity.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 34, Health and Safety Code, is amended by
  adding Section 34.0155 to read as follows:
         Sec. 34.0155.  MATERNAL HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.
  The task force shall develop or oversee the development of a program
  to distribute maternal health care informational materials to
  health care providers in this state to standardize treatment
  protocols and improve the health care response for leading causes
  of preventable death among pregnant and postpartum women, including
  causes related to:
               (1)  cardiac health conditions;
               (2)  preeclampsia, eclampsia, and other hypertensive
  disorders; and
               (3)  hemorrhage.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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