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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 20, 2012 02:34 PM
From: Senator Patricia H. Vance
To: All Senate members
Subject: Memo #6 - Newborns Who Test Positive for Illegal Controlled Substances
 
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce SB 751 and SB 753 of last session that will allow the child welfare system to put protections in place for newborns who are found with illegal controlled substances in their systems.





Document #1

Introduced as SB352

Description: SB 751 – Amends Title 42, the Juvenile Act, to include a newborn who receives a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome or tests positive for any amount of an illegal controlled substance under the definition of “dependent child.”

Previous Co-sponsors included Senators:  WARD, PILEGGI, BROWNE, EARLL, FOLMER, ORIE, WASHINGTON, BOSCOLA, FONTANA, FERLO and BREWSTER
 

Document #2

Introduced as SB353

Description: SB 753 –Amends Title 23, the Child Protective Services Law, by changing the definition of “child abuse” to include incidences where a child tests positive at birth for an illegal controlled substance.

Previous Co-sponsors included Senators: WARD, PILEGGI, BROWNE, EARLL, FOLMER, ORIE, WASHINGTON, BOSCOLA, FONTANA, FERLO and BREWSTER