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S 1491

Title: Rural MOMS Act
Author: Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)

Summary
...The bill provides funding through FY2025 for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish rural obstetric networks. These networks must foster collaboration to improve birth outcomes and reduce maternal morbidity in rural areas. HRSA also must award demonstration grants to medical schools and other health professional training programs to support education and training on maternal health in rural areas.

In addition, the bill incorporates maternal health services in certain telehealth grant programs. It also revises various research and other activities of the Department of Health and Human Services that pertain to maternal health.

Furthermore, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal health topics, including health inequities and ...

Status
Introduced in Senate 04/29/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 04/29/2021
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. 05/25/2021
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Murray with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. 06/08/2021
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Murray with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. 06/08/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 70. 06/08/2021

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(HTML) 06/08/2021 - S 1491 (Reported+in+Senate)
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(HTML) 04/29/2021 - S 1491 (Introduced+in+Senate)
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    Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
    U.S. Senate

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