Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 5
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Ausley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 306 and 307
    4  insert:
    5         Section 8. Racial impact studies.—
    6         (1)The Department of Health shall require the fetal and
    7  infant mortality review committees established under s.
    8  383.21625, Florida Statutes, to conduct a racial impact study,
    9  including a comprehensive review of existing literature on fetal
   10  and infant mortality disparities, for the purpose of determining
   11  the factors associated with high fetal and infant mortality
   12  rates among minority populations and the best practices to
   13  address these disparities.
   14         (2)The Department of Health shall conduct a racial impact
   15  study of maternal mortality, including a comprehensive review of
   16  existing literature on maternal mortality disparities, for the
   17  purpose of determining the factors associated with
   18  disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among
   19  minority populations and the best practices to address these
   20  disparities.
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   23  And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Delete line 40
   25  and insert:
   26         Public Health; providing an appropriation; requiring
   27         the department to require the fetal and infant
   28         mortality review committees to conduct a racial impact
   29         study on fetal and infant mortality disparities for
   30         specified purposes; requiring the department to
   31         conduct a racial impact study on maternal mortality
   32         disparities for specified purposes; providing