|Bill Title||Relating to Maternal Health and Safety, Pregnancy-Related Deaths, and Maternal Morbidity, Including Postpartum Depression|
|Hispanic Sponsors||TX Rep. Armando Walle (D-TX-140); TX Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-TX-113); TX Rep. Sarah Davis (R-TX-134); TX Rep. Shawn Thierry (D-TX-146); TX Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-TX-091); TX Sen. Jane Nelson (R-TX-012); TX Sen. Joan Huffman (R-TX-017); TX Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-TX-018)|
|NHCSL Task Force||
|Primary Issue Area||Government Operations and Politics|
Administrative law and government organization
|Session||85th Legislature, 1st Called Session (2017)|
AN ACT relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.
This bill provides ways of studying and figuring out as to why so many mothers are dying during their pregnancies and post-partum in Texas. It also provides time frames to come up with a plan to tackle the issue. It is an issue that is affecing the nation as a whole, as it is currently the only developed country with rising maternal mortality rates. This piece of legislation can serve as a base for legislators in other states that prioritize this issue.