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Senate Bill 00-171 allows for a Firefighter to take temporary custody of an unha…

Senate Bill 00-171 allows for a Firefighter to take temporary custody of an unharmed child who is 72 hours or younger from a parent who does not express an intent to return for the child. Sometimes a person can find themselves in a situation where they may be physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially unable to raise a child that they have conceived. This bill allows that person to voluntarily deliver a an unharmed child 72 hours or younger to a Fire Station and allow the relinquishing parent to remain anonymous and leave without being pursued. This policy ensures that a child in these circumstances will be cared for and protected in the safest manner possible while receiving the necessary medical aid to maintain physical health. (JJG)

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