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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

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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.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont