Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Health and Human Services

Senate Bill 546

Relating to: expanding eligibility for the earned income tax credit; hospital best practices for postpartum patients and newborns; hospital staff privileges and written agreements required for nurse-midwives; coverage of nurse-midwives under the injured patients and families compensation fund; a report on information related to hospital neonatal intensive care units; an electronic application and information system to determine eligibility and register for public assistance programs; directing the Department of Health Services to request a Medical Assistance waiver; evidence-based home visitation program services for persons who are at risk of poor birth outcomes or of abusing or neglecting their children; designating race and ethnicity on birth certificates; a report on fetal and infant mortality and birth outcomes; requiring informed consent for performance on pregnant women of certain elective procedures prior to the full gestational term of a fetus; cultural competency training for certain students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System and the technical college system; granting rule-making authority; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

By Senators Schultz, L. Taylor, Lehman, Wirch, T. Cullen, Carpenter and Harris; cosponsored by Representatives Mason, Pasch, Milroy, Barnes, Johnson, Kolste, Ohnstad, Jorgensen, Hebl, Berceau, Goyke, Ringhand, Hulsey, Pope, Zamarripa, Richards, Shankland and Wright.

February 03, 2014       Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services

April 08, 2014             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Dean Cady

Committee Clerk