ACT NO. 102
Child abandonment; baby safe haven
This act clarifies that under the baby safe haven exception to the crime of child abandonment:
(1) the person receiving the child is not required to reveal the name of the person who delivered the child unless there is a reasonable suspicion that the child has been abused; and
(2) the exception does not affect procedures regarding children in need of care or supervision or the termination of parental rights.
Effective Date: July 1, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street