S458 - Posttraumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day/Titus's Law/Data. (SL 2019-225)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-225 does the following:

  • Designates June 27th of each year as Posttraumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day in the State.
  • Requires parental consent before disposing of fetal remains in every instance of unintended fetal death resulting from accidental injury, stillbirth, or miscarriage. If both parents are unable to consent within 7 days, the fetal remains are to be disposed of in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Directs the disposal of fetal remains only by burial, cremation, or incineration in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Authorizes engagement between various State agencies and third party toxicology laboratories to provide data to guide the delivery of drug treatment and law enforcement resources.

The section of this act addressing parental consent and the disposition of fetal remains became effective January 1, 2020 and applies to the disposition of fetal remains on or after that date. The remainder of the act became effective September 18, 2019.

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