§16-4E-1. Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that there is a need for a more
comprehensive and uniform approach to any screening conducted by
physicians and midwives to discover at-risk and high-risk
pregnancies. A uniform approach would simplify the process,
standardize the procedure and better identify those pregnancies
that need more in-depth care and monitoring. Additionally, a
uniform application would provide better and more measurable data
regarding at-risk and high-risk pregnancies. This would allow
public health officials to gain a better understanding of those
conditions that are most frequently observed and to develop
methodology to address those concerns.