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.

 

AB 2193, Case Management and OB/Gyn Screening for MMH Disorders

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

AB 2193 requires obstetric providers to screen pregnant women and new moms for maternal mental health disorders, including postpartum depression. It also provides obstetricians with necessary support to screen by requiring health insurers and health plans to develop case management programs for maternal mental health disorders. These case management programs will help patients find in-network providers, ensure they receive treatment, and monitoring medication use if prescribed, etc.

Hearing Date: An Assembly Health Committee is set for April 24th.

Call to Action: CLICK HERE to learn more and easily send an email to your state legislators urging them to support the bill.

 

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.

 

AB 3032, Hospital Quality, Programs for Maternal Mental Health

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

AB 3032 requires all hospitals with perinatal units to create a quality management  program specifically for new and expectant mothers, addressing maternal mental health disorders using a 3-pronged approach: 1) clinician education; 2) patient education; and 3) any other service the hospital determines necessary to ensure the optimal provision of care to patients.  

Hearing Date: An Assembly Health Committee is set for April 24th.

Call to ActionCLICK HERE to learn more and easily send an email to your state legislators urging them to support the bill.