233.1  Newborn safe haven Act--definitions.

1.  This chapter may be cited as the "Newborn Safe Haven Act".

2.  For the purposes of this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

a.  "Institutional health facility" means a hospital as defined in section 135B.1, including a facility providing medical or health services that is open twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week and is a hospital emergency room, or a health care facility as defined in section 135C.1.

b.  "Newborn infant" means a child who is, or who appears to be, fourteen days of age or younger.

Section History: Recent form

  2001 Acts, ch 67, §1, 13

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