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MCH Database Features and Notes

2017-18 Session. There were more than 400 enacted bills and resolutions in state legislatures.

2018-19 Session. There were more than 300 enacted bills and resolutions in state legislatures.

Childhood Obesity Note: NCSL included certain acts on physical activity and physical education that reflect states’ commitments to data collection and analysis, awareness and raising education and activity standards that can address childhood obesity, although childhood obesity may not be expressly mentioned. 

Appropriations/Budget Note: NCSL excluded appropriation and budget bills, except in the case of legislatures that included substantial policy-specific language directing the implementation or coordination of funding appropriated.

Full Text: The full text of bills is now available to members and all users by clicking on the bill number. All visitors to this site may access all features at no charge and without use of a password.

The explanations of topics provided below are brief highlights of filed legislation contained in the database and are not intended to include all features or provisions. Users can search text for examples and specific keywords.

Maternal And Child Health Database

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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State Contraception Policies

States expand upon federal requirements to address access to contraception through various policy levers, including insurance requirements, scope of practice modifications for advanced practice clinicians and pharmacists and other provider requirements.

Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

Several states have implemented additional training requirements to address patient safety and prepare workers to handle the challenges associated with direct care work.
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