Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §261, as amended by PL 2009, c. 531, §1, is further amended to read:
The department shall establish the maternal , fetal and infant death mortality review panel in accordance with this section.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1711-C, sub-§6, ¶S, as amended by PL 2015, c. 370, §4, is further amended to read:
S. To a member of the public who asks a health care facility about an individual by name, of the room number of the individual and brief confirmation of general health status unless expressly prohibited by the individual or a person acting pursuant to subsection 3-B; and
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §1711-C, sub-§6, ¶T, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 370, §5, is amended to read:
T. To a lay caregiver designated by an individual pursuant to section 1711-G . ; and
Sec. 4. 22 MRSA §1711-C, sub-§6, ¶U is enacted to read:
U. To a panel coordinator of the maternal, fetal and infant mortality review panel pursuant to section 261, subsection 4, paragraph B-1 for the purposes of reviewing health care information of a deceased person and a mother of a child who died within one year of birth, including fetal deaths after 28 weeks of gestation. For purposes of this paragraph, "panel coordinator" has the same meaning as in section 261, subsection 1, paragraph E and "deceased person" has the same meaning as in section 261, subsection 1, paragraph B.’
This amendment replaces the bill. It changes the maternal and infant death review panel to the maternal, fetal and infant mortality review panel. It provides that "director" in the laws governing the review panel refers to the medical director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention because of the recent reorganization of personnel within the center. It allows the panel coordinator of the review panel to obtain, without the individual's or family's consent, the health information of a woman who died during pregnancy or within 42 days of giving birth, a child who died within one year of birth or a mother of a child who died within one year of birth, including fetal deaths after 28 weeks of gestation. It provides that the review panel is required to meet at least twice per year.