Children - As enacted, directs the perinatal advisory committee within the department of health to study issues and policy options relating to hospital discharge and follow-up care procedures for premature infants born less than 37 weeks gestational age to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed as premature infants leave the hospital from either a Level 1 (well baby nursery), Level 2 (step down or transitional nursery) or Level 3 (neonatal intensive care unit) unit and transition to follow-up care by a healthcare provider in the community. - Amends TCA Title 68 and Title 71.
SB0616 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 331 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB0616Date
    Pub. Ch. 331 06/03/2011
    Effective date(s) 05/30/1106/03/2011
    Signed by Governor.05/30/2011
    Transmitted to Gov. for action.05/19/2011
    Signed by H. Speaker05/19/2011
    Signed by S. Speaker05/18/2011
    Enrolled and ready for signatures05/18/2011
    Passed H., Ayes 97, Nays 0 05/18/2011
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - HA0349)05/18/2011
    Subst. for comp. HB.05/18/2011
    Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.05/05/2011
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House05/04/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/04/2011
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 32, Nays 005/04/2011
    S. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - SA0399)05/04/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 5/4/201105/02/2011
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 004/27/2011
    Placed on S. GW,H&HR Comm. cal. for 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Action Def. in S. GW,H&HR Comm. to 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Placed on S. GW,H&HR Comm. cal. for 4/20/201104/14/2011
    Action def. in S. GW,H&HR Comm. to 4/20/1104/13/2011
    Placed on S. GW,H&HR Comm. cal. for 4/13/201104/07/2011
    P2C, ref. to S.GW,H&HR Comm.02/16/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/14/2011
    Filed for intro.02/11/2011
    Actions For HB1601Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 33106/03/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/18/2011
    Comp. SB subst. 05/18/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 5/18/201105/12/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 5/12/201105/11/2011
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee05/10/2011
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 5/10/201105/04/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee 05/04/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/4/201104/27/2011
    Assigned to s/c Finance Subcommittee04/27/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee04/27/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/21/2011
    Placed on cal. Health & Human Resources Committee for 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Action Def. in Health & Human Resources Committee to 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Placed on cal. Health & Human Resources Committee for 4/20/201104/13/2011
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Health & Human Resources Committee04/12/2011
    Placed on s/c cal HHR Subcommittee for 4/12/201104/06/2011
    Action Def. in s/c HHR Subcommittee to 4/12/201104/05/2011
    Placed on s/c cal HHR Subcommittee for 4/5/201103/30/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of HHR03/01/2011
    P2C, ref. to Health & Human Resources Committee02/24/2011
    P1C.02/23/2011
    Intro.02/17/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0399Amendment 1-1 to SB0616Fiscal Memo for SA0399 (6080)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0349Amendment 1-1 to HB1601Fiscal Memo for HA0349 (6080)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Increase State Expenditures - Exceeds $337,700 Increase Federal Expenditures - Exceeds $662,300


    Bill Summary

    This bill encourages the bureau of TennCare, in consultation with statewide organizations focused on premature infant healthcare, to:
    (1) Examine and improve hospital discharge and follow-up care procedures for premature infants born at less than 37 weeks gestational age to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed as premature infants leave the hospital from either a Level 1 (well baby nursery), Level 2 (step down or transitional nursery), or Level 3 (neonatal intensive care unit) unit and transition to follow-up care by a healthcare provider in the community;
    (2) Urge hospitals serving infants eligible for medical assistance and child health assistance to report to the state the causes and incidence of all re-hospitalizations of infants born premature at less than 37 weeks gestational age within their first six months of life; and
    (3) Utilize guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Neonatal Outcomes Improvement Project to implement programs to improve newborn outcomes, reduce newborn health costs, and establish ongoing quality improvement for newborns.

    ON MAY 4, 2011, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 616, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill to direct the perinatal advisory committee within the department of health to study issues and policy options relating to hospital discharge and follow-up care procedures for premature infants born less than 37 weeks gestational age to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed as premature infants leave the hospital from either a Level 1 (well baby nursery), Level 2 (step down or transitional nursery) or Level 3 (neonatal intensive care unit) unit and transition to follow-up care by a healthcare provider in the community. The committee is directed to report to the house health and human resources committee and the senate general welfare, health and human resources committee concerning its findings and recommendations for legislation, if any, on or before January 31, 2012.

  • FiscalNote for SB0616/HB1601 filed under SB0616
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to HB1601

    SB0616 by Kelsey - FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/18/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................97
              Noes................................................0

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Brown, Butt, Campbell, Camper, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gilmore, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller D, Miller L, Montgomery, Moore, Naifeh, Niceley, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powers, Pruitt, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Richardson, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shaw, Shepard, Shipley, Sontany, Sparks, Stewart, Swann, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 97.

              HB1601 by Maggart - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 5/12/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1601 by Maggart - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 5/10/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Brown requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB1601 by Maggart - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 5/4/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1601 by Maggart - HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 4/27/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1601 by Maggart - HOUSE HEATH SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Health & Human Resources Commit 4/12/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB0616 by Kelsey - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 5/4/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................32
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Berke, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Marrero, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Roberts, Southerland, Stewart, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 32.

              SB0616 by Kelsey - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 1 BY Crowe 5/4/2011
              VOICE VOTE: Failed

    SB0616 by Kelsey - SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 4/27/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................9
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Campfield, Crowe, Ford, Henry, Herron, McNally, Overbey, Roberts, Watson, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 9.