- Associated Press - Monday, February 20, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide more confidentiality protections for parents who legally surrender their infants to emergency service providers.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2lgHq8H) the legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo was heard Monday in a Senate committee.

Under the bill, hospitals wouldn’t be allowed to provide identifying information about parents who surrendered their infant to a child welfare agency.

An exception would be given if a baby shows signs of abuse or neglect.

Parents are allowed to give up their children younger than a month old to emergency service providers under the state’s Safe Haven Law.

The bill changes the 2001 law so that a child welfare agency no longer has to provide notice of the child’s custody hearings to the biological parent.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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