SB 549: Developing a Safe Plan of Care

SB 549: Developing a Safe Plan of Care

Making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for the Sununu health services center and relative to infants born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

New Futures supports the second provision of the bill, which would direct health care providers to work with families and the N.H. Division of Public Health to develop a safe plan of care, as required by federal law, for any child born with substance misuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.  This would correct the flawed implementation of SB 515, which deterred women from seeking prenatal and obstetric care.

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This bill will be sent to Committee of Conference for the House and Senate to come to an agreement.

Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote