SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 118 (b) of chapter 103 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1-2, the words, “post-delivery recuperation” and inserting in place thereof the following: - “postpartum recovery of 6 weeks or longer”; the second paragraph by inserting, in line 3, after the words, “a licensed health care professional” the following: - “or emergency medical personnel”; the third paragraph by striking out, in line 3, the words, “post-delivery recuperation” and inserting in place thereof the following: - “postpartum recovery of 6 weeks or longer as determined by the attending physician”; the fourth paragraph by inserting, in line 6, after the words, “postpartum inmate” the following: - “under any circumstances or in any setting”; and, by inserting, in line 11, after the word, “superintendent” the following: - “of a state correctional facility or administrator of a county facility.”
SECTION 2. Section 118 (b) of chapter 103 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth paragraph the following paragraphs: -
“The commissioner of correction and administrator of each county correctional facility shall require annual training of staff members who transport or supervise female prisoners on the requirements of this chapter.
Any time restraints are used on a pregnant or postpartum inmate, the superintendent of a state correctional facility or administrator of a county correctional facility shall submit a report within 48 hours to the secretary of public safety and security, including the date, time, duration, location, and the rationale for the use of restraints, provided, however, that such reports shall not contain individually identifying information regarding any pregnant or postpartum inmate. The secretary shall submit to the legislature an annual report regarding compliance with this section, including all incidents involving use of restraints. Such report shall be filed annually on or before July 1 with the offices of the clerk of the house and the senate, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security and the joint committee on the judiciary and shall be a public record.”
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