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Surrendered Newborn Infants (Watch)

CS/HB 133 (Harding) and CS/SB 122 (Baxley) authorize a hospital, emergency medical services station or a fire station that is staffed 24 hours per day to utilize a newborn safety device to accept surrendered newborn infants if the device meets certain requirements. The bills also extend the allowable age of relinquishment from 7 days to 30 days old. CS/HB 133 passed the House (108-11) and is now awaiting action by the Senate. (Taggart)