SAFE HARBOR

P  Voluntary Separation of Newborn Infant

P  Safe Harbor (Ohio House Bill 660) is designed to allow desperate parents to separate from their babies to hospitals, EMS, or law enforcement agencies, confidentially.

P  Stipulations of separation:

  • Infant can be no older than be 30 days old.
  • Infant can have no signs of abuse or neglect

P  History which should be obtained:

  • Date and time of birth
  • Any pertinent family medical history
  • Information regarding prenatal care
  • Information concerning the birth.
  • Information should be obtained in a manner, which will not lead to the revealing of the identity of the parents. Information collected should be based on patient (infant) care needs and assure confidentiality.

P  Transport the infant to the hospital.

 

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