Other Legislative Item

House Bill 37

Implicit Bias in Perinatal Care

Summary

HB 37 would require licensed health facilities under KRS Chapter 216B to provide each patient with written information regarding the patient’s rights and implement an evidence-based implicit bias program for all health providers involved in the perinatal care of patients within those facilities. It would also require the Department for Public Health to track data on maternal death and severe morbidity.

Status

HB 37 is sponsored by Representative Attica Scott. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment