(a) A facility shall ensure that each
expectant mother is under the medical supervision of a licensed
(b) A facility shall
ensure that periodic examinations and laboratory tests recommended by a
physician are performed according to standards of good prenatal care.
A facility that admits pregnant
adolescents earlier than 60 days before delivery shall ensure that
(1) a pregnant adolescent receives
comprehensive prenatal care, including regular visits to an obstetrician or
certified nurse mid-wife, according to the schedule of the professional
providing the care;
appointments the pregnant adolescent misses are made up; and
(3) a system is established to provide
background medical information on the pregnant adolescent to the hospital or
birthing center that the pregnant adolescent has identified as the location of
the baby's delivery.
A facility shall arrange to have a staff member, family member, or volunteer
company a expectant mother to the hospital or birthing center when she is ready
to deliver and remain with the expectant mother until health care personnel are
assigned to her.
delivery, a facility shall ensure a mother receives medical and nursing
supervision and is allowed an adequate period for recovery.
(f) A facility providing care and services to
an adolescent and her infant or other young child within the facility after
childbirth shall ensure that mothers follow the early periodic screening,
diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) schedule of the department's division of
public health in obtaining health care for infants.
(g) A facility shall ensure a practicing
physician makes postnatal examination of the mother and the infant or that an
appointment is made for the examinations before their discharge from the
A facility must have
a written agreement with each clinic or hospital that is used for obstetrical
and related services provided to clients of the maternity home and their
infants. The agreement must include any services the clinic or hospital will
provide to ensure the facility meets the requirements of
, including training in prenatal care or
maintenance of medical records.