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The Indiana Perinatal Network played a key role in the passage of the following pieces of legislation by the Indiana General Assembly. Details concerning these laws are at

HIV Testing of Pregnant Women – SEA 581; P.L. 112-2011
Requires oral or written consent by a pregnant woman to have HIV testing to be documented in the pregnant woman's medical chart instead of requiring a written statement of consent; requires a committee to study issues concerning the current laws that require a person's consent before HIV testing

Workplace Lactation Support – SEA 219; P.L. 13-2008
Requires government and private employers to provide a private space and access to cold storage for women to express breast milk while at work

Tobacco Warning During Pregnancy – HEA 1118; P.L. 94-2008
Requires all retail outlets that sell tobacco products to post a warning of the dangers of smoking during pregnancy and the toll-free Indiana Tobacco Quitline

Cigarette Tax Increase – HEA 1678; P.L. 218-2007
Increases the tax on cigarettes and designates funds to support smoking cessation activities, covering uninsured individuals and childhood immunizations

Prenatal Substance Use Commission – HEA 1457; P.L. 193-2007
Establishes a statewide, multi-agency, bi-partisan Commission to make recommendations on how to reduce substance use during pregnancy in the State of Indiana

Prenatal Substance Use Report – HEA 1314; P.L. 86-2006
Requires the State Health Department to assess the incidence and factors associated with substance use during pregnancy in the State of Indiana

Family Planning Waiver – SEA 572; P.L. 20-2005
Requires the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning to submit a waiver to the federal government extending Medicaid coverage for up to two years postpartum for family planning services

Newborn Hearing Screening – HEA 1410; P.L. 91-1999
Establishes the statewide newborn hearing screening program with the goal of screening all newborns for hearing loss and providing appropriate follow-up and treatment

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