Chapter 220 Oregon Laws 2011
Relating to maternal mental health; and declaring an emergency.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
SECTION 1. (1) The Maternal Mental Health Patient and Provider Education Program is created in the Oregon Health Authority. The goal of the program is to identify and address maternal mental health disorders and to prevent the associated long-term negative outcomes from the disorders that result for women, children and families.
(2) The authority shall develop informational materials for health care providers who serve pregnant and postpartum patients, including patients who have experienced a post-pregnancy loss. The informational materials must be based on the recommendations made in the report of the work group on maternal mental health disorders pursuant to section 1, chapter 624, Oregon Laws 2009.
(3) The authority shall post the informational materials developed under subsection (2) of this section to the authority’s website to educate the public about maternal mental health disorders.
SECTION 2. (1) Physicians, nurse midwives and other licensed health care professionals who provide prenatal and postnatal care to patients may provide to each patient, and family members of the patient, if appropriate, the informational materials published by the authority under section 1 of this 2011 Act or other maternal mental health education materials that are approved by the authority.
(2) Hospitals and other health care facilities that provide maternity care may give postnatal and post-pregnancy loss patients, and family members of the patients, if appropriate, prior to the discharge of the patient, the informational materials published by the authority under section 1 of this 2011 Act or other maternal mental health education materials that are approved by the authority.
SECTION 3. The Oregon Health Authority is authorized to apply for federal grants that are available under 42 U.S.C. 280g-11, 711 and 712 or any other appropriate federal funding source, and may solicit private gifts, grants or donations to carry out the provisions of section 1 of this 2011 Act.
SECTION 4. (1) Sections 1 and 2 of this 2011 Act become operative when the Oregon Health Authority receives funding described in section 3 of this 2011 Act that is sufficient to carry out the provisions of section 1 of this 2011 Act.
(2) The authority may take any action before the operative date specified in subsection (1) of this section to obtain the funding necessary to carry out the provisions of section 1 of this 2011 Act.
(3) Until the operative date specified in subsection (1) of this section, the authority shall report on the status of funding requests made under this section at each meeting of the interim Joint Committee on Ways and Means or to each meeting of the Human Services Subcommittee of the interim Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
SECTION 5. This 2011 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2011 Act takes effect on its passage.
Approved by the Governor June 2, 2011
Filed in the office of Secretary of State June 2, 2011
Effective date June 2, 2011