Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–671.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Committee" means the Maternal Mortality Review Committee established in § 7-671.02.

(2) "Maternal mortality" means any pregnancy-related death or pregnancy-associated death.

(3) "Personally identifiable information" means information that identifies any person or could be used to identify any person, including:

(A) Prenatal, fetal, pediatric, and infant medical records;

(B) Hospital discharge records;

(C) Hospital or clinic records and laboratory reports;

(D) Health insurance claim information;

(E) Records of fetal deaths or induced termination of pregnancies; and

(F) Records of public benefits, child abuse and neglect records, school records, mental health records, police reports, and autopsy reports.

(4) "Pregnancy-associated death" means the death of a woman while the woman is pregnant or within one year after the end of the pregnancy, irrespective of the cause, other than a pregnancy-related death.

(5) "Pregnancy-related death" means the death of a woman while the woman is pregnant or within one year after the end of the pregnancy, from any cause related to the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-111, § 2, 65 DCR 4278.)

Applicability

Section 7033 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed § 10 of D.C. Law 22-111 removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-111 has been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-111: § 10 of D.C. Law 22-111 provided that the creation of this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 22-111 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.