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SB 419 (2019): Requires licensed healthcare professionals that provide pre-and post-natal care to women and infants and hospitals that provide labor and delivery services to provide education to women and, if possible, their families about perinatal mental health disorders. Requires licensed health care professionals providing prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care to invite each pregnant and postpartum patient to complete a questionnaire to detect perinatal mental health disorders. Requires health care professionals to review the completed questionnaire in accordance with the formal opinions and recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Non- Legislative Task Force

The OK Maternal Mental Health Workgroup is composed of individuals throughout the state, including family advocates, mental health clinicians, social workers, providers, and others. The workgroup focuses on increasing the capacity of mental health providers trained in perinatal mental health services in OK and the percentage of medical providers screening for perinatal depression and anxiety. They also engage in a media campaign to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and mood disorders.