ARNPs United of Washington State

New Maternal Death Reporting and Death Investigation Requirements

Posted 27 days ago by Nancy Lawton

The Nursing Commission is sending this message on behalf of the Maternal Mortality Review Panel at the Department of Health.

Please make an effort to share the attached information about the new maternal death reporting and death investigation requirements with birthing hospitals, birth centers and coroner/medical examiner offices. This information is also on the Department of Health’s (DOH) Maternal Mortality Review Panel webpage. We at DOH are happy to present on this topic at staff meetings or any other type of professional gathering.

Bat-Sheva Stein DNP, MSN, RN
Nurse Consultant
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47880
Olympia WA 98504-7855

Attachments:

Maternal Death Reporting and Death Investigation Requirements
Guidelines for in the Setting of a Potential Maternal Death in the State of Washington