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Quinn signs bill to improve infant safety

Under the bill, workers will have to complete training at least every 3 years. Under the bill, workers will have to complete training at least every 3 years.
NAPERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday to increase the safety of infants and newborns in the state.

Under House Bill 2099, child care workers who care for infants and newborns will be required to complete regular training on how to prevent sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

 "It is important that those who work with our children possess the most up-to-date health and safety information," said Governor Quinn. "This legislation ensures that child care workers in Illinois will continue to provide the highest standard of care."

Under the bill, workers will have to complete training at least every 3 years under the safe sleep recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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