SB 632 – North Carolina Momnibus Act

SB 632 – North Carolina Momnibus Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Natalie Murdock (D-Durham); Sen. Sydney Batch (D-Wake); Sen. Deandrea Salvador (D-Mecklenburg)

Summary

This bill:

  • Establishes the Social Determinants of Maternal Health Task Force within DHHS to develop a strategy to coordinate efforts between State agencies to address social determinants of maternal health with respect to pregnant and postpartum individuals.
  • Establishes the Maternal Mortality Prevention Grant Program to award competitive grants to eligible entities to establish or expand programs for the prevention of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among black women.
  • Requires DHHS, in collaboration with community-based organizations led by black women that serve primarily black birthing people and a historically black college or university that primarily serves minority populations, to create or identify an evidence-based implicit bias training program for health care professionals involved in perinatal care.
  • Establishes certain specified rights of perinatal care patients.
  • Makes a series of appropriations to DHHS to support data collection, surveillance, and research on maternal health as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Requires DHHS to provide the public with evidence-based public health information and education about COVID-19 and pregnancy.
  • Establishes the Task Force on Birthing Experience and Safe Maternity Care During a Public Health Emergency within DHHS to develop recommendations on respectful maternity care during the COVID-19 public health emergency and other public health emergencies.

Movement

Filed – 4/6/2021

 

 
 

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