§ 1149 Purpose; short title
§ 1150 Definitions
§ 1151 Relinquishment of infants; defense to prosecution
§ 1152 Designated emergency care facility, emergency medical service provider, firefighter, and law enforcement officer responsibilities; newborn safety devices authorized
§ 1153 Medical evaluation of the infant
§ 1154 Safe haven continued custody hearing; instanter order
§ 1155 Non-relinquishing parent; procedures
§ 1156 Reclaiming parental rights; time limitations; paternity testing; home study
§ 1157 Reclaiming of parental rights by the relinquishing parent; hearing
§ 1158 Order declaring parental rights terminated; time limitations; finality
§ 1159 Permanency planning; case plan; review hearings
§ 1160 Additional regulations; Administrative Procedure Act; reporting
§ 1161 Official Safe Haven symbol

Terms Used In Louisiana Codes > Children's Code > Title XI > Chapter 13 - Safe Haven Relinquishments

  • Birth certificate: means the child's official birth certificate or a true copy of a prefiled version of the birth certificate in the event the official birth certificate has not yet been issued. See Louisiana Children's Code 1103
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Family Services. See Louisiana Children's Code 1150
  • Designated emergency care facility: means any of the following:  

                (a) Any hospital licensed in the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Children's Code 1150

  • Emergency medical service provider: means a licensed emergency medical service provider, when dispatched as a result of a "911" call from a parent who wishes to relinquish his infant under this Chapter. See Louisiana Children's Code 1150
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Infant: means a child not previously subjected to abuse or neglect, who is not more than sixty days old as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty by an examining physician. See Louisiana Children's Code 1150
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Putative father registry: means the Louisiana putative father registry established in Part I-C of Chapter 1 of Code Title VII of Code Book I of Title 9 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, comprised of La. See Louisiana Children's Code 1103