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California Mandates Longer Hospital Stays

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From: C-upi@clari.net (UPI)
Subject: Drive-through delivery bill passes
Organization: Copyright 1997 by United Press International
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 16:40:41 PDT
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A bill passed by the state Senate would conform California to the federal requirement that a mother and newborn get hospital care for at least 48 hours after delivery.

But the bill would take effect immediately once the governor signs it, rather than next Jan. 1, as the federal law does.

The bill by Assemblywoman Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont, also conforms to the federal requirement for a 96-hour hospital say following a Caesarean section.

Unlike the federal law, it would allow the mother to be released before the 48- and 96-hour limits if she and a physician decide that she is ready to go home.

In such cases, she must have a followup visit by a qualified physician or nurse professional.

The protections address so-called drive-through deliveries where managed care providers release mothers soon after delivery to cut hospital costs.

The Senate returned the measure to the Assembly today for concurrence in Senate amendments. The unamended version passed the Assembly earlier.

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