H.R.958 - Protecting Moms Who Served Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/08/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/13/2021 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.958 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/2021)
Protecting Moms Who Served Act
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces.
Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes for veterans.