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Connecticut Bill Concerning Maternal Choice in the Event of Stillbirth (SB 325)

This law was last updated on Jul 12, 2018


State

Connecticut

Number

SB 325

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 1, 2018

Topics

Fetal Tissue

Full Bill Text

www.cga.ct.gov

SB 325 would require hospitals to inform mothers of stillborn fetuses of the right to arrange for burial or cremation of such fetuses.

The bill defines “stillborn fetus” to mean “a fetus that died after a gestation period of twenty weeks or more.

The mother would have 24 hours after being notified to elect, in writing, to arrange for the burial or cremation of the fetus.


Sponsored by the House of Representatives Committee on Children.


Related Legislation

Similar to SB 298, which would allow for the cremation or burial of a fetus following a spontaneous fetal demise.