House Bill 212 will require Kentucky's annual report on maternal and child mortality to include an analysis of demographics by race, income, and geography.

Currently, pregnant people of color are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than their white peers. This trend is even worse for Black people, who face maternal mortality rates nearly four times greater than their white peers. These disturbing trends apply regardless of income or education.

Including this important demographic information in annual reports will help policymakers and advocates more fully understand the issues facing pregnant Kentuckians and children to both reduce racial disparities in and overall rates of maternal and infant mortality.

Bill Movement:

  • Introduced: 1/7/21
  • Passed House Committee: 2/4/21
  • Passed House: 3/3/21 (Vote: 92-3)
  • Accepted by Senate: 3/4/21
  • Passed Senate Committee: 3/11/21
  • Passed Senate: 3/16/18 (Vote: 36-0)
  • Delivered to Governor: 3/16/21
  • Signed into law by Governor: 3/25/21


S. Heavrin, C. Massey




2021 General Assembly

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