N.M. Stat. § 24-22-2

New Mexico Statutes

Chapter 24. Health and Safety

Article 22. Safe Haven for Infants


§ 24-22-2. Definitions


As used in the Safe Haven for Infants Act:


A. "hospital" means an acute care general hospital or health care clinic licensed by the state;


B. "Indian child" means an Indian child as defined by the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978;


C. "infant" means a child no more than ninety days old, as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty; and


D. "staff" means an employee, contractor, agent or volunteer performing services as required and on behalf of the hospital.


L. 2001, Ch. 31, § 2, eff. March 14, 2001; L. 2001, Ch. 132, § 2, eff. April 2, 2001; L. 2005, Ch. 26, § 3, eff. June 17, 2005.

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