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S. 1112 (115th): Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017

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A bill to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Heidi Heitkamp

Sponsor. Senator for North Dakota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2018
Length: 42 pages
Introduced
May 11, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1318: Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018. (compare text)
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What legislators are saying

As Maternal Mortality Rates Continue To Rise Across The Country And New York State, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Prevent Women From Dying Before, During, And After Childbirth
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 28, 2018

Reed Helps Deliver Victories for RI in Package of 2019 Appropriations Bills
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2018

Chairman Alexander: This Congress, HELP Committee Produced 18 Laws Including Landmark Opioid Legislation to Combat Nations Most Pressing Public Health Crisis
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] on Dec 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1112 will add $240 million in new spending through 2023.

History

May 11, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 26, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 1112 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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