DENVER (CBS4)– State lawmakers are debating a bill that would expand Colorado’s Safe Haven law.
The Safe Haven Law was put in place in Colorado in 2000 and since March of 2016, has saved the lives of 21 babies.
It allows a parent to hand over an infant, up to 72-hours-old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital. As long as the infant is unharmed, there are no charges and no questions.
A bill in the state Senate would expand the law to include any free-standing emergency facility.