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AI - Implementing the Safe Haven Legislation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The District’s Newborn Safe Haven Amendment Act of 2010 (the Act) allows a parent who is a resident of the District to anonymously surrender, under certain conditions, a newborn to an Authorized Receiving Facility (i.e., any District of Columbia hospital) without classifying the newborn as a neglected child. This administrative issuance provides the guidelines and procedures that must be followed by CFSA.