§ 23-13-16. Annual maternal and child health report.
The department of health shall prepare and issue an annual report on the status of maternal and child health in this state. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (1) a statistical review and analysis of indicators of maternal and child health, such as low birthweights and infant mortality, including a discussion of any trends revealed by those statistics; (2) a summary of peer reviews of pregnancy-related and early childhood deaths occurring during the previous year; (3) identification of groups of mothers and children at high risk for morbidity and mortality; (4) identification of barriers to adequate maternal and child health care; (5) information regarding both government-funded and third party reimburse maternal and child health care services; and (6) recommendations to strengthen state efforts to improve pregnancy outcomes and to promote effective and coordinated maternal and child health care services. The report shall be submitted to the governor and the general assembly by January 15th of each year and shall be made available to the public.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 303, § 1.)