CARROLL-SMITH, TROTTER AND SHAW.
HEIMLICH-PARENTS OF NEWBORNS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that hospitals shall
instruct parents of a newborn infant on how to properly perform the
Heimlich maneuver on the infant before the infant is discharged from
the hospital. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes substantive provisions of the bill. Amends the Hospital
Licensing Act. Provides that, as part of the process of discharging a
newborn infant, a hospital shall provide the infant's mother with
material instructing her on how to properly perform the Heimlich
maneuver on the infant. Provides that the hospital shall answer any
questions the mother has concerning the Heimlich maneuver or refer her
to the Department for further information.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a hospital "may", rather than "shall", provide an
infant's mother with instructions concerning the Heimlich maneuver.
Removes the provision that the hospital may refer the mother to the
Department for further information.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dpt. Public Health)
Total annual fiscal implications will be $112,500 if all
hospitals request the information.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
SB 351 fails to create a State mandate.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0243
Last action date: 97-07-28
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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