The Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Describes the federal Newborns' and Womens' Health Protection Act and its effect on the amount of time women and newborns are covered for hospital stays after childbirth. Explains which health plans have to comply with the act. Also explains that some health plans may be subject to similar state laws instead of the federal act. Includes answers to commonly asked questions. Includes links to the act itself and some related regulations.