2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Griffith
Emergency Custody of Abandoned Children

Item 325 #15h

Item 325 #15h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $10,000 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $10,000 NGF

Page 310, line 52, strike "$3,463,427,364" and insert "$3,463,447,364".

(This amendment adds funds for the fiscal impact of House Bill 1891, which provides that any person who voluntarily delivers a child no older than two weeks to an infant-receiving facility shall not be prosecuted for abuse or neglect if this charge is based solely on the delivery of the child to an infant-receiving facility. Funds in this item would cover the costs associated with providing Medicaid coverage to the abandoned infant. Companion amendments in Item 355 and Item 353 add funds for foster care placement and a media campaign to promote safe placement alternatives for newborn infants and to publicize the procedures for emergency custody for certain abandoned children.)