2021 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 10A - Safe Place for Newborns
§ 19-10A-2. Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-10A-2 (2021)

As used in this chapter, the term:

  1. "Fire station" means a facility of any fire department which is authorized to exercise the general and emergency powers enumerated in Code Sections 25-3-1 and 25-3-2.
  2. "Medical facility" means any licensed general or specialized hospital, institutional infirmary, health center operated by a county board of health, or facility where human births occur on a regular and ongoing basis which is classified by the Department of Community Health as a birthing center, but shall not mean physicians' or dentists' private offices.
  3. "Police station" means a facility of any sheriff's office, municipal police department, or county police department.

(Code 1981, §19-10A-2, enacted by Ga. L. 2002, p. 1137, § 1; Ga. L. 2008, p. 12, § 2-1/SB 433; Ga. L. 2017, p. 522, § 1/HB 391.)

The 2017 amendment, effective July 1, 2017, added a colon after "term" at the end of the introductory paragraph; added paragraph (1); designated the previously existing provisions of this Code section as paragraph (2); in paragraph (2), substituted "Medical" for "medical" at the beginning, and substituted "means" for "shall mean" near the beginning; and added paragraph (3).

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