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AB-1457 Maternal and pediatric health.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1457


Introduced by Assembly Member Cervantes

February 19, 2021


An act relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1457, as introduced, Cervantes. Maternal and pediatric health.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities, including general acute care hospitals, by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law authorizes the department to approve, as prescribed, a general acute care hospital to offer specified special services, including an intensive care newborn nursery, in addition to the basic services offered under the facility’s license. A violation of these provisions is a crime.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to address the shortage of facilities to care for premature newborns, including intensive care nurseries, and to ensure prenatal care and treatment options for high-risk pregnancies, such as multiples, that lead to higher risk of complications.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to address the shortage of facilities to care for premature newborns, including intensive care nurseries, and to ensure prenatal care and treatment options for high-risk pregnancies, such as multiples, that lead to higher risk of complications.