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AB-3032 Maternal mental health: quality management program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/26/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 26, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3032


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 16, 2018


An act to add Article 4.2 (commencing with Section 123615) to Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to maternal health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3032, as amended, Frazier. Maternal mental health: quality management program.
Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to implementation and administration of a community‑based system of perinatal care for eligible women and infants.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to license and regulate specified health facilities, including a general acute care hospital, a special hospital, and other types of specialized facilities. Existing law defines a perinatal unit as a maternity and newborn service of a hospital for the provision of care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum and neonatal periods, as specified.
This bill would require a general acute care hospital or special hospital that has a perinatal unit to develop and implement, by January 1, 2020, a quality management program relating to maternal mental health disorders including, but not limited to, postpartum depression. The bill would specify the components of require the quality management program which would include, but would not be limited to, clinician training and readiness, and public education and information, as specified. to include education and information for women and families regarding the range of maternal mental health disorders and available local treatment resources, and any other service the hospital determines should be included in the program to provide optimal care to patients.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 4.2 (commencing with Section 123615) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
Article  4.2. Maternal Mental Health

123615.
 A general acute care hospital or special hospital, as defined in subdivisions (a) and (f) of Section 1250, that has a perinatal unit shall, by January 1, 2020, develop and implement a quality management program relating to maternal mental health disorders including, but not limited to, postpartum depression. For purposes of this section, a “perinatal unit” is a maternity and newborn service of a hospital for the provision of care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum and neonatal periods with appropriate staff, space, equipment, and supplies.

123616.

A maternal mental health quality management program developed under this article shall include all of the following components:

(a)Clinician training and readiness for nursing, social work, and medical doctor staff working in hospital settings and services including, but not limited to, emergency departments, patient education, lactation support, labor and delivery, high-risk maternity inpatient units, neonatal intensive care units, and psychiatric units.

(b)Education and information for women and families regarding the range of maternal mental health disorders and available local treatment resources, if any.

(c)Any other service the hospital determines should be included in the program in order to ensure the provision of optimal care to patients.

123616.
 A maternal mental health quality management program developed under this article shall include education and information for women and families regarding the range of maternal mental health disorders and available local treatment resources, if any, and any other service the hospital determines should be included in the program in order to ensure the provision of optimal care to patients.