2017 Montana Code Annotated
TITLE 40. FAMILY LAW
CHAPTER 6. PARENT AND CHILD
Part 4. Montana Safe Haven Newborn Protection Act
40-6-417. Surrender to emergency services provider as bar to criminal prosecution
40-6-417. Surrender to emergency services provider as bar to criminal prosecution. (1) A criminal investigation may not be initiated solely on the basis of a newborn being surrendered to an emergency services provider under this part in the absence of reasonable suspicion of actual abuse or neglect.
(2) Except when there is intentional infliction of injury to the abandoned infant, a criminal prosecution may not be initiated involving the abandonment of an infant that was not more than 30 days old and was surrendered to an emergency services provider under 40-6-405.
History: En. Sec. 14, Ch. 277, L. 2001.