Perinatal Care

The time before birth to the first month of life is critical for mother and child. IHA supports advancing perinatal care, improving quality while reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. 

Levels of Care Designation System

Mother with newborn

To help hospital leaders understand changes to the perinatal levels of care designation, IHA hosted a conference call with the Illinois Department of Public Health. The recorded call and PowerPoint slides are available.

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Aug 24, 2018

DCFS Rescinds Vitamin K Procedure

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) rescinds position that refusal of Vitamin K is considered medical neglect.
Mar 24, 2017

Safe Haven Law Provisions

Hospital personnel have several responsibilities if an infant is relinquished at their hospital or brought from another “safe haven” such as a police or fire station or emergency medical facility.

Mar 24, 2017

Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

Illinois’ “Safe Haven” law requires specific actions by hospital personnel when an infant is relinquished at the hospital, from examining the baby to reporting suspected abuse or neglect.

Jan 03, 2017

Perinatal Levels of Care Designations

The Illinois Department of Public Health surveyed 120 hospitals with neonatal centers as part of a year-long study into the state’s perinatal levels of care designation system.

Nov 10, 2016

IL Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Code

Changes to the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Code (Part 840) address the Illinois State Cancer Registry and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System.