Garrett’s Law

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Garrett's Law expands the definition of child neglect in state law to include causing a child to be born with an illegal substance in his or her system or with a health problem caused by a pregnant mother's illegal drug use. It requires doctors and hospital personnel to report when babies are born with illegal drugs in their systems.

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  3. lcookster

    lcookster New Member

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    I will never forget when I had my son...we were in our local hospital and one baby was crying, crying, crying. This little student nurse confided that the baby had been born with drugs in his system and was having withdrawals. She wasn't supposed to say anything to us of course, but she was young. There we were on cloud 9, and there was this little baby down the hall who was in so much pain. Made me so sad and so mad.
     
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    Good - there has to be some accountability somewhere -- do you know what the consequences are for the parent(s)?
     

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