Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill this week requiring caregivers to notify women of the availability of perinatal hospice services for fetuses diagnosed with conditions incompatible with sustaining life after birth. The perinatal hospice services provide support from the time of diagnosis through the infant’s birth and death according to a report from KGOU.
Services could include obstetricians, neonatologists, psychiatrists or other mental health professionals as well as clergy, social workers and specialty nurses.
Fallin also signed a number of measures including targeting the state’s income tax, food stamp fraud, mental health courts and competitive bidding.