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Rule 3701-66-04 | Review procedure.


(A) No less than four times per year, the ODH bureau of vital statistics shall provide a preliminary list of names of Ohio resident women who have died within one year of the conclusion of pregnancy to the department PAMR staff. These data will be provided to PAMR no later than one year following the year of death. This list shall include: name of the decedent, date of birth of decedent, date of death of decedent, death certificate number for decedent, birth certificate or fetal death certificates of infant(s) if available.

(B) At least annually, all vital statistics data from death, birth, and fetal death certificates shall be uploaded to the maternal mortality data system.

(C) Upon receipt of list of deaths from vital statistics, PAMR staff shall identify potential sources of medical, social service, law enforcement, coroner and other data related to the case. Staff will request records for review.

(D) Abstractors will review all records and enter case information into the maternal mortality data system. Deidentified case summaries will be produced and distributed to PAMR board members. The board shall meet no less than three times per year to review cases. A committee decision form will be completed following the review of each case. Results from the committee decision form will be entered into the maternal mortality data system.

(E) To the extent available, the board must consider the following information when conducting pregnancy-associated death reviews: age of decedent, race of decedent, ethnicity of decedent, timing of death related to pregnancy (pregnant at time of death; not pregnant, but pregnant within forty-two days of death; not pregnant, but pregnant forty-three days to one year before death), cause of death, manner of death, contributing factors, chance to alter outcome/preventability and recommendations to prevent future deaths.

Last updated October 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3738.09
Amplifies: 3738.01
Five Year Review Date: 10/15/2026