DHHS STUDY/MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 741 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 11, 2017
AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY ISSUES PERTAINING TO HIGH-QUALITY, RISK-APPROPRIATE MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE AND TO ALLOW SIMULTANEOUS CREMATION OF CERTAIN FETUSES AND INFANTS.
Intro. by Murphy, Boswell, Adcock, Cunningham.

Status: Ch. SL 2018-93 (House Action) (Jun 25 2018)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's title. The title was: AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY ISSUES PERTAINING TO HIGH-QUALITY, RISK-APPROPRIATE MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE.

Bill History:

H 741/S.L. 2018-93

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 26 2018 - More information

    AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY ISSUES PERTAINING TO HIGH-QUALITY, RISK-APPROPRIATE MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE AND TO ALLOW SIMULTANEOUS CREMATION OF CERTAIN FETUSES AND INFANTS. Enacted June 25, 2018. Effective June 25, 2018.


  • Summary date: Jun 13 2018 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Delays the reporting requirement for the study on providing women with timely and equitable access to high-quality, risk-appropriate maternal and neonatal care by a year to now require an interim report to the 2019 Regular Session of the 2019 General Assembly on or before May 1, 2019, and a final report of its findings and recommendations to the 2020 General Assembly.

    Adds a section amending GS 90-210.129 by making an exception to the prohibition on the simultaneous cremation of the human remains of more than one person in the same cremation chamber to allow simultaneous cremation with the express written direction of the authorized agent for the human remains of multiple fetuses from the same mother and the same birth, or the human remains of multiple persons up to the age of one year old from the same mother and the same birth.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Apr 11 2017 - More information

    Identical to S 311, filed 3/16/17.

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to study and analyze the state's ability to provide women with timely and equitable access to high-quality, risk-appropriate maternal and neonatal care. Sets out seven issues to be studied, including the complexity levels of care currently being provided by all delivering hospitals in caring for birth mothers and newborns, and disparities in access to risk‑appropriate maternal and hospital care.

    Requires DHHS to make an interim report on its findings and recommendations to the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly by May 1, 2018, and requires a final report to the 2019 General Assembly.


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