2016 Code of Alabama
Title 26 - INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS.
Chapter 25 - LEAVING ABANDONED INFANT WITH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDER.
Section 26-25-1 - Possession and protection of abandoned child.

AL Code § 26-25-1 (2016) What's This?
Section 26-25-1Possession and protection of abandoned child.

(a) An emergency medical services provider, without a court order, shall take possession of a child who is 72 hours old or younger if the child is voluntarily delivered to the provider by the child's parent and the parent did not express an intent to return for the child.

(b) An emergency medical services provider who takes possession of a child under this section shall perform any act necessary to protect the physical health or safety of the child.

(Act 2000-760, p. 1740, §1.)

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