Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The sixth paragraph of section 70E of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause (i).
SECTION 2. Said section 70E of said chapter 111, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the sixth paragraph the following paragraph:-
Every maternity patient, at the time of pre-admission, shall receive complete information from an admitting hospital: on its annual rate of primary caesarian sections; annual rate of repeat caesarian sections; the annual percentage of women who have had a caesarian section who have had a subsequent successful vaginal birth; the annual percentage of deliveries in birthing rooms and labor-delivery-recovery rooms; the annual percentage which were externally monitored only; the annual percentage which were internally monitored only; the annual percentage which were both internally and externally monitored; the annual percentage utilizing inductions, epidurals and general anesthesia; and the annual percentage of women breast-feeding upon discharge from said hospital.