This bill would establish the Maternal and Infant Health Board to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates and improve the health and health outcomes of pregnant women, newborns, infants, and mothers of newborns and infants in the Black Belt region of Alabama
This bill would provide for membership and duties of the board
This bill would provide for community health clinics that include birthing centers in certain counties, provide for a home visitation program to provide prenatal and perinatal care to mothers and infants in underserved areas, provide for telehealth services, and provide for greater utilization of advance practice nurses in these settings
This bill would also require the board to award grants and tuition reimbursement to health care professionals providing maternal and infant health care services
This bill would also provide for certain immunity to health care professionals
Relating to maternal and infant health care; to establish the Maternal and Infant Health Board to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates and improve health outcomes relating to births in the Black Belt region, and provide for membership and duties of the board; to provide for health clinics to serve pregnant women, newborns, infants, and young mothers; to require home visitations to provide prenatal and perinatal care to women and infants; to provide further for the scope of practice of advance practice nurses; to provide for tuition reimbursement and grants for health care professionals working in certain settings; and to provide for immunity for health care professionals in certain circumstances.
|February 2, 2022||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Healthcare|
|Bill Text||SB180 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|