This bill was a good step forward, but was sidelined by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We remain committed to this legislation and plan to advance it during the next legislative session.

We support legislation that would address the racial disparities in maternal mortality by tracking maternal deaths, requiring Medicare reimbursement for qualified doula care, and implicit bias training for perinatal medical professionals.

Learn more about racial disparities in maternal health and the Maternal CARE Act in the PDF below. 

Bill Movement:

  • Pre-Filed: 12/06/19
  • Introduced: 1/07/20
  • Passed House Committee: N/A
  • Passed House: N/A
  • Accepted by Senate: N/A
  • Passed Senate Committee: N/A
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Sent to Governor: N/A

Status

Failed

Session

2020 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support