Sec. 5885. (1) A hospital shall provide to parents readily understandable information and educational
and instructional materials regarding infant safe sleep practices. The materials described in this subsection must explain the risk factors associated
with infant death due to unsafe sleep practices and emphasize infant safe sleep practices.
(2) A hospital shall prescribe the form of a parent acknowledgment statement. The form must include a place for a parent to sign, acknowledging that the parent
has received the educational and instructional materials provided on the risk factors
associated with infant death due to unsafe sleep practices and infant safe sleep practices.
(3) For a birth that occurs in a setting other than a hospital, the health professional
in charge at the birth of an infant, or if none the health professional in charge
of the care of an infant, shall provide the materials described in subsection (1)
to a parent after the birth of an infant.
(4) To comply with this section, a hospital or health professional subject to this
section may use educational and instructional materials provided by the department
under subsection (5) or may use educational and instructional materials of its choice
that are consistent with the materials provided by the department under subsection
(5) Upon the request of a hospital or health professional subject to this section,
the department shall provide, at no cost, to the hospital or health professional,
educational and instructional materials described in section 5887(c). 1
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