HB2134 Permits parents to leave their newborns at a medical facility without fear of prosecution for abandonment of such child.
Sponsor: Gibbons, Michael R. (94) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 4702L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
04/11/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB2134
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HB 2134 -- Abandonment of Children

Sponsor:  Gibbons

This bill establishes an affirmative defense to the crimes of
abandonment of a child in the first degree (Section 568.030,
RSMo) and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree
(Section 568.045) and second degree (Section 568.050) if a
parent leaves his or her newborn in the custody of a licensed
medical facility and the newborn is no more than 30 days old and
has not been abused.  The medical facility must treat the child,
if necessary, and contact the Division of Family Services, which
is required to take custody of the child within 6 hours of being
contacted.


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