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Relating to the care of pregnant women in county jail or in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1307 would require the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a county sheriff, promptly upon receiving a report of a miscarriage or the physical abuse of a pregnant inmate, to ensure that a health care professional reviews the services provided to the inmate and orders additional services as deemed appropriate.
Texas Action supports HB 1307. The state has a responsibility to appropriately see to the care of people it confines or holds in custody. The provisions of this bill are consistent with the responsibilities and duties appropriate to a limited government.