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609.3785 Unharmed newborns left at hospitals; avoidance of prosecution.

A person may leave a newborn with a hospital employee at a hospital in this state without being subjected to prosecution for that act, provided that:

(1) the newborn was born within 72 hours of being left at the hospital, as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty;

(2) the newborn is left in an unharmed condition; and

(3) in cases where the person leaving the newborn is not the newborn's mother, the person has the mother's approval to do so.

HIST: 2000 c 421 s 3

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