An Act To Clarify the Scope of the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §261, as amended by PL 2009, c. 531, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 261. Maternal, fetal and infant mortality review panel
The department shall establish the maternal , fetal and infant death mortality review panel in accordance with this section.
The panel shall offer a copy of the annual report to the person or persons that granted permission to the panel coordinator for a voluntary interview under subsection 4, paragraph C.
This bill changes the name of the maternal and infant death review panel to the maternal, fetal and infant mortality review panel and allows the panel coordinator access to medical records for the purposes of conducting a review without having to obtain permission in all cases.