Mandatory Hospital Admission/Evaluation of Women with Suspected Miscarriage/Stillbirth

Mandatory Hospital Admission/Evaluation of Women with Suspected Miscarriage/Stillbirth

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Angela Gomes Plaisted started this petition to Representative Darren Soto

The purpose and intent of this bill is to assure that all pregnant women are admitted, evaluated, and treated appropriately by emergency room hospital staff in a timely manner upon arrival.

 


When a woman goes to the ER with the complaint of suspected miscarriage or stillbirth, she should be admitted and properly evaluated by a licensed medical professional. No woman should be dismissed or told to return home without thorough evaluation by a nurse or doctor.

 


The need for improved quality of care for pregnant women, including pregnant women in distress, has been clearly researched and recorded. This past summer it was published that:

 


“The U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled from 10.3 per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 23.8 in 2014. Over 700 women a year die of complications related to pregnancy each year in the United States, and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable. Fifty thousand women suffer from life-threatening complications of pregnancy. A report from the Commonwealth Fund released in December found American women have the greatest risk of dying from pregnancy complications among 11 high-income countries” (Harvard Business Review, July 2019).

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