S.1112/H.R.1318 Maternal Health Accountability Act + Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

INTRODUCED BY SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP (D- ND) – 05/11/2017
CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER (R-WA) – 03/02/2017

The Maternal Health Accountability Act + Preventing Maternal Deaths Act directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a program to make grants to states to:

  • Review pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths (maternal deaths)
  • Establish and maintain a Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC)
  • Develop and implement recommendations in order to improve the quality of maternal care.

States shall develop uniform procedures that reflect the best practices identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

S.1112 co-sponsor: Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

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H.R.1318 co-sponsors: Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Diana DeGette (D-CO)

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