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2019 NM S 124
Author: Padilla
Version: Enacted - Final
Version Date: 03/27/2019

Chapter No. 71

SB 124

AN ACT

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS; REQUIRING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT BREASTFEEDING AND LACTATION POLICIES FOR LACTATING INMATES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES--BREASTFEEDING AND LACTATION POLICIES.--

A. By January 1, 2020, every correctional facility that houses female inmates shall develop and implement a breastfeeding and lactation policy for lactating female inmates that is based on current accepted best practices. The policy shall include provisions for:

(1) human milk expression with access to an electric breast pump, milk storage and transport or disposal;

(2) continuation of medication-assisted addiction treatment;

(3) breastfeeding in county and municipal detention facilities that can accommodate skin-to-skin contact visits and in all facilities operated by the corrections department and children, youth and families department; and

(4) medically appropriate support and care related to cessation of lactation or weaning if preferred by the lactating inmate.

B. For purposes of this section, "correctional facility" means a jail, prison or other detention facility, whether operated by a government or private contractor, that is used for the confinement of adult or juvenile persons who are charged with or convicted of a violation of a law or ordinance.


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