(a) The health-care provider who is involved in the delivery or care of an infant with prenatal substance exposure shall make a notification to the Division by contacting the Division report line as identified in § 905 of this title.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 903B
- Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- Division: is a s defined in § 902 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
- Health-care provider: is a s defined in § 714 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
- Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- Infant with prenatal substance exposure: means a child not more than 1 year of age who is born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
(b) When 2 or more persons who are required to make a notification have joint knowledge of an infant with prenatal substance exposure, the telephone notification may be made by 1 person with joint knowledge who was selected by mutual agreement of those persons involved. The notification must include all persons with joint knowledge of an infant with prenatal substance exposure at the time the notification is made. Any person who has knowledge that the individual who was originally designated to make the notification has failed to do so, shall immediately make a notification.
(c) A notification made under this section is not to be construed to constitute a report of child abuse or neglect under § 903 of this title, unless risk factors are present that would jeopardize the safety and well-being of the infant.
(d) The immunity provisions under § 908 of this title will also apply to this chapter.