IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 3, 2021
Ms. Rosen (for herself, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Young, and Mr. Schatz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To require the Federal Communications Commission to incorporate data on maternal health outcomes into its broadband health maps.
This Act may be cited as the
Data Mapping to Save Moms' Lives Act.
Mapping broadband connectivity and maternal health outcomes
Incorporation of maternal health outcome data
The Federal Communications Commission shall incorporate data on maternal health outcomes for not less than 1 year postpartum, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under subsection (b), into the most recently available broadband health mapping tools of the Commission.
Consultation with CDC
The Federal Communications Commission shall consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the maternal health outcomes that should be incorporated into the most recently available broadband health mapping tools of the Commission under subsection (a).
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall study and submit to Congress a report on—
the effectiveness of internet connectivity in reducing maternal morbidity rates; and
who is best suited to take responsibility for ensuring better internet connectivity to reduce maternal morbidity rates.