Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR
Montana’s Maternal Mortality Review legislation passed in 2013 and was folded into the existing fetal, infant and child mortality review structure. The program is called FICMMR (Fetal, Infant, Child & Maternal Mortality Review).The mission of the maternal mortality program is to reduce preventable deaths. When the legislation passed, a statewide, Maternal Mortality Review Advisory Group was formed to identify the structure/processes for the reviews. Currently, the advisory group serves in an oversight capacity and as a resource for the county teams who conduct the actual reviews. The county teams are volunteer and multidisciplinary. When a maternal death is on the agenda, the FICMMR law requires either an Obstetrician, or a Family Practice Physician, or a Physician's Assistant who has direct OB responsibilities to participate in the review. All pregnancy–associated and pregnancy-related deaths are reviewed. In 2016, Montana had 12,274 live births and seven maternal deaths.