N.M. Stat. § 24-22-1.1

New Mexico Statutes

Chapter 24. Health and Safety

Article 22. Safe Haven for Infants


§ 24-22-1.1. Purpose


The purpose of the Safe Haven for Infants Act is to promote the safety of infants and to immunize a parent from criminal prosecution for leaving an infant, ninety days of age or less, at a hospital.  This act is not intended to abridge the rights or obligations created by the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 or the rights of parents.


Added by L. 2005, Ch. 26, § 2, eff. June 17, 2005.

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