2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 27 - Public Health Nurses Infant Home Visitation Services
Section 35-27-103 - Program Evaluation and Statistical Information.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-27-103 (2020)

35-27-103. Program evaluation and statistical information.

(a) It shall be the goal of the program in each county to provide appropriate nursing contact to all eligible women. The department shall statistically track, in order to provide trending reports as needed, the number of known eligible births, the number receiving appropriate contacts, the number of women needing follow-up services and the number who did not receive follow-up services broken down by cause as follows:

(i) The number who refused service;

(ii) The number who did not receive follow-up services due to lack of resources;

(iii) The number who did not receive services for other reasons, which reasons may be specified to the extent useful.

(b) If the report required under subsection (a) of this section shows that appropriate contacts were not made for ninety-five percent (95%) of the eligible births, or less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the women needing follow-up services received them, the department shall provide a written explanation of the reasons why the goals and objectives of the program under this section were not met.

(c) The department shall collect statistics to the extent practical to permit evaluation of the success of the program in achieving the reduction:

(i) In abuse of the infants;

(ii) Of subsequent out of wedlock pregnancies by the visited mothers;

(iii) In problems resulting from substance abuse;

(iv) In number of arrests among mothers under the program;

(v) In the use of tobacco products by mothers under the program;

(vi) In violent and anti-social behavior by infants under the program once they reach adolescence and young adulthood, as measured by arrests and convictions.

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