H.R. 894 (112th): Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 03, 2011
Length
32 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4216 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2014

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 03, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend title V of the Social Security Act to provide grants to States to establish State maternal mortality review committees on pregnancy-related deaths occurring within such States; to develop definitions of severe maternal morbidity and data collection protocols; and to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes.

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Cosponsors
64 cosponsors (63D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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3/3/2011--Introduced.
Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2011 - Amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to states for:
(1) mandatory reporting to the state department of health by health care providers and other entities of pregnancy-related deaths;
(2) establishment of a state maternal mortality review committee on pregnancy-related deaths occurring within such state;
(3) implementation and use of the comprehensive case abstraction form by such committee to preserve the uniformity of the information collected; and
(4) annual public disclosure of committee findings.
Directs the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to: (1) organize a national workshop to identify definitions for severe maternal morbidity and make recommendations for a research plan to identify and monitor such morbidity in the United States; and (2) develop uniform definitions of severe maternal morbidity, a research plan, and possible data collection protocols to assist states in identifying and monitoring such cases.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary to carry out specified research and demonstration activities to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes.

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