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HF 1300

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/07/2019 01:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/15/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; designating the month of May as Maternal Mental
Health Awareness Month; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 10.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [10.584] MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
new text end

new text begin The month of May is designated as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month in
recognition of the state's desire to recognize the prevalence of pregnancy and postpartum
mental health issues and educate the people of the state about identifying symptoms and
seeking treatment options. Up to one-third of mothers report having symptoms of pregnancy
and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders each year. Many more cases go unreported due
to misunderstanding. Pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders are widespread but treatable
illnesses. Left untreated, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can lead
to negative effects on birth outcomes, infant development, and the well-being of mothers
and families. The state declares that in order to educate the public, the governor may promote
and encourage the observance of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
new text end