This paper will outline the issues influenced by the Newborns' Act and the Maternity Law, including federalism. Likewise, the paper examines certain shortcomings of the maternity legislation. Section II focuses on Ohio's Maternity Law and whether it will prove effective as exemplified by Cleveland's maternity health care standards. Section III addresses the Newborns' Act and how it will influence federalism. Additionally, section III compares the Newborns' Act to the Maternity Law Section IV explores how the concurrent regulations may affect maternity health care.
Note, Mandating Coverage for Maternity Length of Stays: Certain Problems with the Good Idea, 11 J.L. & Health 271 (1996-1997)