92nd General Assembly
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INDUCED BIRTH INFANT LIABILITY                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Induced Birth Infant Liability  Act  and  amends  the      
   State  Finance  Act.  Provides that, if a child is born alive after an      
   induced labor abortion or other abortion, a parent of the child or the      
   public guardian may maintain an  action  on  the  child's  behalf  for      
   damages,  including  costs  of  care to preserve and protect the life,      
   health, and safety of the  child,  punitive  damages,  and  costs  and      
   attorney's  fees,  against a hospital, health care facility, or health      
   care provider who harms or neglects the  child  or  fails  to  provide      
   medical  care  to  the  child  after  the child's birth. Provides that      
   damages shall be used to pay for the cost of preserving and protecting      
   the life, health, and safety of the child. Provides that, if the child      
   does not survive, the balance remaining after the costs of  preserving      
   and  protecting  the  life,  health,  and safety of the child are paid      
   shall be deposited into the Neonatal Care and Perinatal Hospice  Fund,      
   a  special fund in the State treasury. Provides that the Fund shall be      
   used by the Department of Public Health to make  grants  for  neonatal      
   care or perinatal hospice.                                                  
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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