(a) The Division shall document all of the following information in its internal information system for all notifications of infants with prenatal substance exposure under this chapter:

(1) The number of infants identified as being affected by substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms, or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

(2) The number of infants for whom a Plan of Safe Care was developed, implemented and monitored.

(3) The number of infants for whom referrals were made for appropriate services, including services for the affected family or caregiver.

(4) The implementation of such Plans to determine whether and in what manner local entities are providing, in accordance with state requirements, referrals to and delivery of appropriate services for the infant and affected family or caregiver.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 906B

  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Division: is a s defined in § 902 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
  • Internal information system: is a s defined in § 902 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
  • Investigation Coordinator: is a s defined in § 902 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
  • Plan: means a written or electronic plan to ensure the safety and well-being of an infant with prenatal substance exposure following the release from the care of a health-care provider by addressing the health and substance use treatment needs of the infant and affected family or caregiver, and monitoring these plans to ensure appropriate referrals are made and services are delivered to the infant and affected family or caregiver. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Substance abuse: means the chronic, habitual, regular, or recurrent use of alcohol, inhalants, or controlled substances as identified in Chapter 47 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106
  • Withdrawal symptoms: means a group of behavioral and physiological features in the infant that follow the abrupt discontinuation of a drug that has the capability of producing physical dependence. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 3106

(b) The Department of Health and Social Services, the Investigation Coordinator and health-care providers shall assist the Division in complying with this section.

(c) In addition to any required federal reporting requirements, the Division, with assistance from the Department of Health and Social Services and the Investigation Coordinator, shall provide an annual report to the Child Protection Accountability Commission and Child Death Review Commission summarizing the aggregate data gathered on infants with prenatal substance exposure.

(d) To protect the privacy of the affected family or caregivers, including the infant named in a report, this chapter is subject to the privacy and confidentiality provisions in §§ 906 and 909 of this title.

81 Del. Laws, c. 257, § 1.;