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Bill Detail: SB21-193

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Title Protection Of Pregnant People In Perinatal Period
Status Governor Signed (07/06/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Civil Law
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/22/2021

The bill:
  • Requires each carrier offering medical malpractice
insurance in the state to cover the insured for providing
care during the entire course of a person's vaginal birth
after a previous caesarian birth;
  • Extends the statute of limitations from 2 years to 3 years

for actions alleging lack of informed consent in cases
related to a pregnant person;
  • Repeals language that gives no force or effect to an
advanced directive of a person who is pregnant while the
person's fetus is viable;
  • Requires annual reporting to the legislature on the use of
restraints on a pregnant person within each jail, private
contract prison, and correctional facility;
  • Establishes requirements for each facility that incarcerates
or has custody of people with the capacity for pregnancy;
  • Requires the Colorado civil rights commission to receive
reports from people alleging maternity care that is not
organized for, and provided to, a person who is pregnant or
in the postpartum period in a manner that is culturally
congruent; maintains the person's dignity, privacy, and
confidentiality; ensures freedom from harm and
mistreatment; and enables informed choices and continuous
support; and
  • Requires each health facility that provides services related
to labor and childbirth to demonstrate to the department of
public health and environment that the health facility has a
policy that meets certain requirements.

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