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Safe haven bill signed into law

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 18:46:59-04

DENVER – Monday, Governor Polis signed a bill that will require all school health classes to provide information about state laws regarding the safe abandonment of newborns.

State law allows a parent to hand over an infant who is up to 72-hours-old to any employee at a fire station or hospital with no questions asked.

According to Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns, as of March 2016, 51 babies have been safely dropped off.