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Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Concerning the creation of a maternal mortality review committee in the department of public health and environment.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill creates the Colorado maternal mortality review committee (committee), which is required to review maternal deaths, identify the causes of maternal mortality, and develop recommendations to address preventable maternal deaths, including legislation, policies, rules, and best practices that will support the health and safety of the pregnant and postpartum population in Colorado and prevent maternal deaths. The chief medical officer of the department of public health and environment (department) is directed to appoint at least 11 members to serve on the committee.

The bill requires certain health care providers and law enforcement officials to provide medical records to the department concerning each maternal death for access by the members of the committee. The records, notes, information, and activities of the committee are confidential.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration

Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. L. Landgraf
Sen. R. Fields, Sen. B. Gardner