140.007 Perinatal Health Care System

140.007

Regionalization of Perinatal Care: The Texas Medical Association supports regionalized perinatal care in Texas. As a component of regionalization, TMA will work with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in developing guidelines for emergency neonatal care including standard definitions for neonatal care levels. TMA encourages physician awareness of issues surrounding regionalization and will work to inform physicians about the importance of neonatal intensive care unit certification and appropriate use of neonatal intensive care among hospitals (CM-MPH, p 88, I-95; reaffirmed CM-MPH Rep. 1-A-05; amended CM-MPH Rep. 2-A-12).

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October 07, 2016