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SB-492 Pregnancy-related death: data.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/17/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 492


Introduced by Senator Hurtado

February 17, 2021


An act to amend Section 123630.4 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to maternal health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 492, as introduced, Hurtado. Pregnancy-related death: data.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to track data on pregnancy-related deaths, including specified health conditions, indirect obstetric deaths, and other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy and complications predominantly related to the puerperium, and requires this data to be published at least once every 3 years.
This bill would additional specify that the department’s tracking of data on pregnancy-related deaths is to include deaths in which the attending physician is found to have been negligent in the death.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 123630.4 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

123630.4.
 (a) The State Department of Public Health shall track data on severe maternal morbidity, including, but not limited to, all of the following health conditions:
(1) Obstetric hemorrhage.
(2) Hypertension.
(3) Preeclampsia and eclampsia.
(4) Venous thromboembolism.
(5) Sepsis.
(6) Cerebrovascular accident.
(7) Amniotic fluid embolism.
(b) The data on severe maternal morbidity collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be published at least once every three years, after all of the following have occurred:
(1) The data has been aggregated by state regions, as defined by the State Department of Public Health, to ensure data reflects how regionalized care systems are or should be collaborating to improve maternal health outcomes, or other smaller regional sorting based on standard statistical methods for accurate dissemination of public health data without risking a confidentiality or other disclosure breach.
(2) The data has been disaggregated by racial and ethnic identity.
(c) The State Department of Public Health shall track data on pregnancy-related deaths, including, but not limited to, all of the conditions listed in subdivision (a), indirect obstetric deaths, deaths in which the attending physician is found to have been negligent in the death, and other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy and complications predominantly related to the puerperium.
(d) The data on pregnancy-related deaths collected pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (c) shall be published, at least once every three years, after all of the following have occurred:
(1) The data has been aggregated by state regions, as defined by the State Department of Public Health, to ensure data reflects how regionalized care systems are or should be collaborating to improve maternal health outcomes, or other smaller regional sorting based on standard statistical methods for accurate dissemination of public health data without risking a confidentiality or other disclosure breach.
(2) The data has been disaggregated by racial and ethnic identity.