Sec. 34.005: Duties of Review Committee

The review committee shall:

(1) study and review:

(A) cases of pregnancy-related deaths;

(B) trends, rates, or disparities in pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity;

(C) health conditions and factors that disproportionately affect the most at-risk population as determined in the joint biennial report required under Section 34.015; and

(D) best practices and programs operating in other states that have reduced rates of pregnancy-related deaths;

(2) compare rates of pregnancy-related deaths based on the socioeconomic status of the mother;

(3) determine the feasibility of the review committee studying cases of severe maternal morbidity; and

(4) in consultation with the Perinatal Advisory Council, make recommendations to help reduce the incidence of pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in this state.


Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 527 (S.B. 495), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 12 (S.B. 17), Sec. 3, eff. August 16, 2017.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 601 (S.B. 750), Sec. 6, eff. June 10, 2019.