Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 518
       By Senator Gruters
       23-00244-20                                            2020518__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cardiac screening for newborns;
    3         amending s. 383.318, F.S.; revising components that
    4         are included in the postpartum evaluation and followup
    5         care required to be provided by birth centers to
    6         include a cardiac screening of the newborn; amending
    7         s. 395.1053, F.S.; requiring hospitals that provide
    8         birthing services to provide a postpartum evaluation
    9         that includes the cardiovascular screening of each
   10         newborn; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 383.318, Florida
   15  Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         383.318 Postpartum care for birth center clients and
   17  infants.—
   18         (3) The birth center shall provide a postpartum evaluation
   19  and followup care that includes all of the following:
   20         (a) Physical examination of the infant.
   21         (b) Cardiovascular screening of the newborn.
   22         (c)(b) Metabolic screening tests required by s. 383.14.
   23         (d)(c) Referral to sources for pediatric care.
   24         (e)(d) Maternal postpartum assessment that incorporates
   25  mental health screening.
   26         (f)(e) Information on postpartum depression and the
   27  telephone number of the Family Health Line operated pursuant to
   28  s. 383.011.
   29         (g)(f) Instruction in child care, including immunization,
   30  breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, and possible causes of
   31  Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.
   32         (h)(g) Family planning services.
   33         (i)(h) Referral to secondary or tertiary care, as
   34  indicated.
   35         Section 2. Section 395.1053, Florida Statutes, is amended
   36  to read:
   37         395.1053 Postpartum care and education.—A hospital that
   38  provides birthing services shall:
   39         (1) Provide a postpartum evaluation that includes the
   40  cardiovascular screening of each newborn.
   41         (2) Incorporate information on safe sleep practices and the
   42  possible causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death into the
   43  hospital’s postpartum instruction on the care of newborns.
   44         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.