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  170.312.  Safe place for newborns act, instruction on, requirements. — 1.  A school district or charter school may provide annually to high school students enrolled in health education at least thirty minutes of age- and grade-appropriate classroom instruction relative to the safe place for newborns act of 2002 under section 210.950, which provides a mechanism whereby any parent may relinquish the care of an infant to the state in safety and anonymity and without fear of prosecution under certain specified conditions.

  2.  A school district or charter school that elects to offer such information pursuant to this section shall include the following:

  (1)  An explanation that relinquishment of an infant means to give over possession or control of the infant to other specified persons as provided by law with the settled intent to forego all parental responsibilities;

  (2)  The process to be followed by a parent in making a relinquishment;

  (3)  The general locations where an infant may be left in the care of certain people;

  (4)  The available options if a parent is unable to travel to a designated emergency care facility; and

  (5)  The process by which a relinquishing parent may reclaim parental rights to the infant and the time lines for taking this action.


(L. 2013 S.B. 256 § 1)

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