SB 650 – This act provides that beginning on October 1, 2010, all obstetrical brachial plexus injuries occurring in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center during child birth shall be reported to the department of health and senior services. If a newborn is delivered in a place other than the facilities listed above, the physician or person who professionally undertakes the pediatric care of the infant shall also report all cases of obstetrical brachial plexus injuries to the department of health and senior services .
In addition, all such facilities or persons providing pediatric care shall provide parents of newborns diagnosed with the injury with educational materials provided by the department that:
- Communicate the importance of early evaluation and treatment of the injury;
- Identify where to obtain support, information and further resources associated with the injury; and
- Provide other information as prescribed by the department.