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Committee Bill No. 258

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 4482

 

*04482SB00258PH_*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

(PH)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING INFANT SAFE SLEEP PRACTICES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2015) Each hospital, as defined in section 19a-490 of the general statutes, through its maternity program, shall provide the parent or parents of a newborn infant with written informational materials containing the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations concerning safe sleep practices at the time of such infant's discharge from the hospital.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2015

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To facilitate and encourage safe sleep practices to prevent infant deaths.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.; SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.; SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.; SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.; SEN. KENNEDY, 12th Dist.

SEN. LEONE, 27th Dist.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.; REP. CONROY, 105th Dist.

REP. ZONI, 81st Dist.

S.B. 258