Sec. 34.0155: Report on Pregnancy-Related Deaths, Severe Maternal Morbidity, and Postpartum Depression

The commission shall:

(1) evaluate options for reducing pregnancy-related deaths, focusing on the most prevalent causes of pregnancy-related deaths as identified in the joint biennial report required under Section 34.015, and for treating postpartum depression in economically disadvantaged women;

(2) in coordination with the department and the review committee, identify strategies to:

(A) lower costs of providing medical assistance under Chapter 32, Human Resources Code, related to severe maternal morbidity and chronic illness; and

(B) improve quality outcomes related to the underlying causes of severe maternal morbidity and chronic illness; and

(3) not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, submit to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the Legislative Budget Board, and the appropriate standing committees of the legislature a written report that includes:

(A) a summary of the commission's and department's efforts to accomplish the tasks described by Subdivisions (1) and (2); and

(B) a summary of the report required by Section 34.0156.


Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 12 (S.B. 17), Sec. 8, eff. August 16, 2017.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 601 (S.B. 750), Sec. 17, eff. June 10, 2019.