(a) Subject to appropriations therefor, the secretary of health and environment shall
create, develop and administer the Senator Stan Clark pregnancy maintenance initiative
program the purpose for which is to award grants to not-for-profit organizations for
programs that provide services for women which enable them to carry their pregnancies
(b) The grants shall be awarded annually on a competitive basis in accordance with
guidelines and criteria prescribed by rules and regulations adopted by the secretary
of health and environment. Each grant shall be matched by the not-for-profit organization receiving the grant
on the basis of $1 provided by the not-for-profit organization for each $1 provided
under the grant for the program.
(c) Such grant services may include an array of social services relating to pregnancy
maintenance. Such grant services shall provide: (1) That no individuals who are unable to pay may
be denied the delivery or provision of pregnancy maintenance services; and (2) adoption
services, education or information as a part of the program being provided to the
individuals. No grant under the program shall be entered into with any group performing, promoting,
referring for or educating in favor of abortion. No part of the grant moneys shall be used for any political purposes.
(d) The secretary of health and environment shall annually submit a report to the
legislature at the beginning of the regular session of the legislature beginning in
2006 on the results and outcomes of such pregnancy maintenance programs.
(e) The secretary of health and environment shall develop a standard reporting form
which shall collect the following information: Number of women utilizing pregnancy
maintenance initiative services, percentage of funds used for pre-natal services and
the percentage used for post-birth services, and number of women choosing adoption.
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