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  194.387.  Miscarriage — mother's right to determine final disposition of remains — counseling made available, when. — 1.  Within twenty-four hours after a miscarriage occurs spontaneously or accidentally at a hospital, outpatient birthing clinic, or any other health care facility, the facility shall disclose to the mother of the miscarried fetus, both orally and in writing, the mother's right to determine the final disposition of the remains of the fetus.  The facility's disclosure shall include giving the mother a copy of the facility's written standards adopted pursuant to section 194.384.

  2.  The facility shall make counseling concerning the death of the fetus available to the mother.  The facility may provide the counseling or refer the mother to another provider of appropriate counseling services.


(L. 2004 H.B. 1136)

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