In an effort to reduce high rates of cesarean section deliveries in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, (D-Bergen) is championing legislation that would require state officials to collect specific information about birth procedures and maternal health and publish that data as a Report Card on Maternal Care, which would be updated annually, writes NJ Spotlight. While much of this information is already collected by state agencies, it is not compiled in a format specifically for mothers to be. The legislation would require each hospital licensed for maternal-infant care to report the number of deliveries, number of C-sections, rates of complications, and possibly other factors, based on recommendations by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
NJ Seeking Reduction in High C-Section Rates Through Maternity Report Card
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