587D-1 Definitions
587D-2 Unharmed newborn children left at hospitals, fire stations, or police stations, or with emergency services personnel; avoidance of prosecution
587D-3 Safe place for newborns
587D-4 Reporting
587D-5 Immunity
587D-6 Authority to reunite; placement
587D-7 Status of child

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 587D

  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Fire station: means a building for fire equipment and firefighters. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Firefighter: means a member of a fire department whose principal duties are to prevent and fight fires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Health care provider: means an individual licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital by the department of health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Police officer: means any public servant, whether employed by the State or any county, or by the United States, vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, to make arrests for offenses, or to enforce the criminal laws, whether that duty extends to all offenses or is limited to a specific class of offenses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Police station: means a facility where police officers report for assignments, paperwork, and other police business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133
  • Unharmed condition: means no evidence of injury to a newborn child's physical or psychological health or welfare, as evidenced in any case where:

         (1)  The newborn child is alive and exhibits no:

              (A)  Substantial or multiple skin bruising or any other internal bleeding;

              (B)  Injury to skin causing substantial bleeding;

              (C)  Malnutrition;

              (D)  Failure to thrive;

              (E)  Burn or burns;

              (F)  Poisoning;

              (G)  Fracture of any bone;

              (H)  Subdural hematoma;

              (I)  Soft tissue swelling;

              (J)  Extreme pain;

              (K)  Extreme mental distress; or

              (L)  Gross degradation;

         (2)  The newborn child has not been the victim of:

              (A)  Sexual contact or conduct, including rape, sodomy, molestation, sexual fondling, or incest;

              (B)  Obscene or pornographic photographing, filming, or depiction; or

              (C)  Other similar forms of sexual exploitation;

         (3)  Injury does not exist to the psychological capacity of a child as evidenced by a substantial impairment in the child's ability to function;

         (4)  The child has been provided in a timely manner with adequate food, clothing, shelter, psychological care, physical care, medical care, and supervision; or

         (5)  The child has not been provided with dangerous, harmful, or detrimental drugs, as defined by section 712‑1240; except in cases where a child's family provides the drugs to the child pursuant to the direction or prescription of a practitioner, as defined in section 712‑1240. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-133