Maternal Mental Health NOW and 2020 Mom are sponsoring 4 bills introduced in the California Legislature to ensure that ALL stakeholders, particularly obstetricians, health insurers and health plans, hospitals, and government, play a role in preventing women from falling through the cracks of our health care system. Read more below about each bill and find out how you can help!

 

AB 1893, Maternal Mental Health, Federal Funding

Brian Maienchein (R), Assembly District 77 (San Diego)

Calls on the CA Department of Public Health to investigate and apply for federal funding, including from the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act, for development of MMH programs which could include a public awareness campaign.

Approved and signed by the Governor on July 20, 2018!

 

AB 2193, OB/Gyn Screening for MMH Disorders

Brian Maienchein (R), Assembly District 77 (San Diego)

AB 2193 will require health care providers (including OB/GYNs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives) to screen for PMADs during the prenatal or postpartum period.  Health plans and health insurers would also be required to implement a quality assurance program for maternal mental health by July 1, 2019.

Status: This bill has passed in both the CA Assembly and Senate and is now with the Governor awaiting signature

Call to ActionCLICK HERE to easily send an email to the Governor urging him to sign this bill into law. 

 

AB 3032, Hospital Quality, Programs for Maternal Mental Health

Jim Frazier (D), Assembly District 11 (Sacramento)

AB 3032 will require hospitals and other facilities with perinatal units to develop education programs about maternal mood disorders, including postpartum depression, for unit staff, patients, and a third component to be determined by the hospital as appropriate.  

Status: This bill has passed in both the CA Assembly and Senate and is now with the Governor awaiting signature

Call to ActionCLICK HERE to easily send an email to the Governor urging him to sign this bill into law.

 

ACR 180, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

Marie Waldron (R), Assembly District 75 (San Diego)

Acknowledges the month of May 2018 as Maternal Mental Health Awareness month.