In 2011, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2380
, which required the Oregon Public Health Division to:
1. Add two questions to the Oregon Birth Certificate to determine planned place of birth and birth attendant, and
2. Report annually on birth outcomes, including death, by location and attendant type.
In addition, for 2012, the Oregon Public Health Division conducted a special study of deaths in term infants intended to deliver out of hospital. Key findings are based on 2012 Oregon occurrence birth and death certificates, and the perinatal case fatality review.
2012 Oregon Birth Outcomes by Planned Birth Place and Attendant