H.R. 4217 (104th): Safe Motherhood Act of 1996


Sep 26, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 26, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patricia Schroeder

Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 26, 1996
Length: 62 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote safer motherhood through improved surveillance and research on pregnancy outcomes through health professional and public education regarding pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality, through increased public education concerning folic acid supplements, through requiring health plan coverage of minimum hospital stays for childbirth, and through establishment of quality standards for facilities performing ultrasound procedures.

Summary (CRS)

9/26/1996--Introduced.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Epidemiological and Educational Activities Regarding Pregnancy-Related Complications Title II: Public Education Regarding Folic Acid as Dietary Supplement Title III: Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 26, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4217”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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