A 37-year-old member asked:
should women that take drugs be allowed to take their neonate home if baby tests positive?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
?Safe for child ?: Legally, states grants citizenship at birth & allows parents to make decisions for the child based on the assumption that they will always do so in the child's best interest.By definition the drug taking mother has shown she did not make such decisions while pregnant.States routinely take custody of drug exposed infants until it is determined the parent will become responsible in the future.
Answered on May 15, 2013
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