Maternal & Infant Health

Maternal & Infant Health

The well-being of pregnant individuals and their newborns are closely linked.

Ensuring healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and individualized, culturally-appropriate care for both mothers and their infants leads to better overall family and community health across the state.

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Learn how Metriarch partners are making Oklahoma a safer, healthier place for women.

Bills

We track legislation that affects women’s health in Oklahoma. Here’s a peek at recent proposals with an impact on maternal and infant health.

HB 3120 (2024)

HB 3120 mandates sex ed be opt-in, removes community educators, and rewrites sex ed curriculum.

HB 3272 (2024)

HB 3272 expands maternity leave for school employees who adopt newborns.

HB 3955 (2024)

HB 3955 makes it easier to access the Choosing Childbirth Act fund and adds substance use treatment to fundable services.

HB 4126 (2024)

HB 4126 eliminates sales tax on period products and certain maternal and infant health products.

SB 1267 (2024)

SB 1267 adds paid family and medical leave to the requirements to access Quality Jobs Program subsidies.

SB 1278 (2024)

SB 1278 clarifies that employees of state funded universities can access paid maternity leave.

SB 1315 (2024)

SB 1315 removes the work length requirements for school employees to access maternity leave; adds leave for adoption.

SB 1318 (2024)

SB 1318 creates a single digital application for certain state benefits.

SB 1334 (2024)

SB 1334 expands health insurance coverage for certain fertility treatments.

SB 1549 (2024)

SB 1549 adds secondhand marijuana exposure to felony child neglect.

SB 1742 (2024)

SB 1742 would require health plans cover 1-year supplies of contraception.

SB 1765 (2024)

SB 1765 would allocate $1 million to the Department of Health (OSDH) for maternal health services.

SB 1808 (2024)

SB 1808 gives the Department of Health direct access to the Choosing Childbirth Act fund.

SB 1859 (2024)

SB 1859 gives the Department of Health direct access to the Choosing Childbirth Act fund and adds to the list of covered services.

SB 458 (2023)

SB 458 expands the ability for midwives to prescribe medications and regulates physician supervision.