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Family Law - Controlled Dangerous Substance Use During Pregnancy and Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting

Sponsored by:

Senator Shank


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Prohibiting the discharge of a substance-exposed newborn from a hospital or birthing center until specified requirements are completed; requiring a local department of social services to conduct a specified investigation when it determines a newborn is substance-exposed; requiring a health care practitioner who discovers that a person has used a specified controlled dangerous substance while pregnant to make specified reports; authorizing the use of a specified report as evidence for a specified purpose; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Shank
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Judicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Child Abuse and Neglect
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Social Services -see also- Welfare
Substance Abuse

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October 24, 2017 1:57 P.M.