Comments: IN SB0246 | 2017 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Child neglect defense. Specifies under the safe haven law that it is a defense to a claim of neglect of a dependent if the individual left the child: (1) with a person who is an emergency medical services provider; or (2) in a newborn safety device that meets the specified requirements. Allows a newborn safety device that was installed on January 1, 2017, to continue to operate. Provides civil immunity for a hospital that operates a newborn safety device if the device meets specified requirements, unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-05-02 - Public Law 263 [SB0246 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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