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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Protections for pregnant inmates. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall: (1) use the least restrictive restraints necessary on a pregnant inmate when the pregnant inmate is in the second or third trimester of pregnancy; or (2) no restraints on a pregnant inmate who is in labor, delivering a baby, recuperating from a delivery, or dealing with a medical emergency related to the pregnancy, with certain exceptions. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall provide specific Protections for pregnant inmates. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall: (1) use the least restrictive restraints necessary on a pregnant inmate when the pregnant inmate is in the second or third trimester of pregnancy; or (2) no restraints on a pregnant inmate who is in labor, delivering a baby, recuperating from a delivery, or dealing with a medical emergency related to the pregnancy, with certain exceptions. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall provide specific care, treatment, and education for pregnant inmates and inmates who have recently given birth. Repeals the current statute concerning prenatal and postnatal care and treatment and incorporates it into a new chapter concerning medical care and treatment for pregnant inmates. Establishes the women's prison oversight advisory committee. Defines "pregnant inmate" and "restraints". ... View more