Policy Updates

July 24, 2020

HB557-Duplessis

Provides that a hospital or free-standing birth center licensed by LDH shall perform a comprehensive systematic analysis for all maternal deaths

  • Bill died as a result of the shortened session

HCR68-Hilferty

Proposed a study to examine why autopsies are not routinely performed for maternal deaths

  • Bill died as a result of the shortened session
  • The study will move forward without legislation

HR33 (Rep. Stephanie Hilferty) and SR19 (Sen. Regina Barrow)

  • Urges LDH to recommend standards and curricula on the subject of implicit bias in the delivery of healthcare
  • Current Status: Sent to the Secretary of State

View resolution: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1182751