Parents Can Leave Newborns With Ill. College Police
ILLINOIS — A piece of Illinois legislation that was signed into law last week designated college and university police stations as safe havens for infants.
The law expands the Safe Haven law, which allows parents to leave an unharmed newborn, 30 days old or younger, with personnel at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police or fire station, WJBC reports. Now, the definition of police station is expanded to include any district headquarters of the Illinois State Police and any campus police department where employees of the police department are present.
Since the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act was adopted in 2001, 69 newborns have been left at safe haven facilities.
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