2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Carr
Plan and Establish Fetal & Infant Mortality Review Team

Item 297 #1h

Item 297 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $300,000 GF

Page 328, line 3, strike "$16,001,106" and insert "$16,301,106".

Page 328, after line 12, insert:

"The Department of Health shall establish a working group in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to plan for the creation of a Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team pursuant to House Bill 1950."


(This amendment adds $300,000 the second year from the general fund and language for the Department of Health to establish a working group plan to plan for the creation of a fetal and infant mortality review (FIMR) team in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, pursuant to House Bill 1950. The FIMR will provide an evidence-based process for the identification and analysis of factors that contribute to fetal and infant death through chart review and interview of individual cases. It complements other studies of infant death but uses an approach that is community-based, action-oriented, and designed to bring together local health providers, consumers, advocates and leaders. The FIMR identifies strengths and areas for improvements in overall service systems and community resources for women, children and families. The FIMR also provides direction towards the development of new policies to safeguard them. Funding would allow the Department of Health to hire contract staff to assist the work group in completing a five-year plan and coordinate the work of the FIMR team.)