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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Health care for incarcerated women. Requires the department of correction (department) to provide free toilet paper, tampons, and pads to any incarcerated woman held by the department. Requires the department to create and implement written policies that do the following: (1) Provide women with access to: (A) conventional beds; or (B) bottom bunks; during pregnancy or the six weeks following the delivery of a child, as applicable, in order to minimize the risk of serious injury in the event of a fall. (2) Require the timely reporting of certain obstetric emergencies to a physician or qualified medical professional. (3) Comply Health care for incarcerated women. Requires the department of correction (department) to provide free toilet paper, tampons, and pads to any incarcerated woman held by the department. Requires the department to create and implement written policies that do the following: (1) Provide women with access to: (A) conventional beds; or (B) bottom bunks; during pregnancy or the six weeks following the delivery of a child, as applicable, in order to minimize the risk of serious injury in the event of a fall. (2) Require the timely reporting of certain obstetric emergencies to a physician or qualified medical professional. (3) Comply with specified requirements concerning the use of restraints, shackles, and restraint techniques on pregnant and postpartum women. (4) Require correctional officers to remain outside of delivery rooms in certain instances. Provides the department with rulemaking and emergency rulemaking authority for the purpose of creating and implementing certain practices and policies. Requires the department to adopt specified standards that apply to county jails. Provides that: (1) agents; (2) employees; and (3) persons contracted to work on behalf of the department; are immune from civil liability, damages, and punitive damages, for certain acts or omissions. Specifies an exception. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more