Health and Safety

Maternal and Child Health Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs

SECTION 23-13-16.1

§ 23-13-16.1 Maternity patient's informational pamphlet.

(a) The director of health shall require that each hospital submit to the department statistics relating to the annual rate of caesarean sections, primary and repeat;

(b) A pamphlet shall be prepared annually by each hospital listing the statistics stated in subsection (a), and that pamphlet shall be presented in a three (3) year aggregate with each of the years included in the aggregate listed separately;

(c) The director of health shall require each hospital to distribute to each prospective maternity patient prior to treatment (in other than a medical emergency), and upon request, to the general public, that maternity informational pamphlet.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b), the informational pamphlet for the first (1st) and second (2nd) year after January 1, 1989 need only contain statistical information in a one or two (2) year aggregate, respectively.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 205, § 1.)