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      CHC 1151     

  

Art. 1151. Relinquishment of infants; defense to prosecution

            A. If a parent wishes to relinquish his infant, he may leave the infant in the care of any employee of a designated emergency care facility. If the parent is unable to travel to such a facility, he may call "911", and a fireman, a law enforcement officer, or an emergency medical service provider shall immediately be dispatched to meet the parent and transport the child to a hospital, and to ensure all requirements listed in Article 1152(D) through (I) have been met.

            B. Relinquishment of an infant in accordance with this Chapter is not a criminal act of neglect, abandonment, cruelty, or a crime against the child.

            Acts 2003, No. 609, §2; Acts 2018, No. 134, §1.



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