SB0629 (CH0828)

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2018 Regular Session



Correctional Facilities - Pregnant Inmates - Medical Care

Sponsored by:

Senator Kelley


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 828

Synopsis:Requiring each local correctional facility and each correctional facility in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to have a policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses certain matters including access to child placement resources; requiring the managing official of each facility to provide the written policy to an inmate at the time of a positive pregnancy test; requiring the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards to review each correctional facility's policy; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Kelley, Benson, Brochin, Conway, Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, Kagan, King, Lee, Madaleno, Manno, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Ramirez, Robinson, Rosapepe, Smith, Young, Zucker, and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0787
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary
Broad Subject(s):Public Safety
Narrow Subject(s):Abortion -see also- Reproductive Matters
Adoption - see also- Parents and Guardians
Correctional Institutions -see also- Patuxent Institution
Counselors -see also- Guidance Counselors; Social Workers
Foster Care
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
Reproductive Matters -see also- Abortion; Birth Control
Statutes:Article - Correctional Services

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May 31, 2018 1:00 P.M.