Massachusetts law about Baby Safe Haven Law

A compilation of laws and web sources on the law that lets you leave a baby up to 7 days old at a hospital, police department, or manned fire station.

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Massachusetts laws

7 days Up to 7 days old

MGL c.119, § 39 1/2. Baby Safe Haven Law.
Provides designated facilities in which a parent can voluntarily place a newborn up to 7 days old.

Web sources

Baby Safe Haven FAQs, Mass. Dept. of Children and Families.
Provides critical information for those who may receive a baby at a hospital, police station or fire station.

Baby Safe Haven, Mass. Chiefs of Police Association
Includes a link to the act and frequently asked questions written by the association



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Last updated: April 30, 2019