42 States Require Health Care Professionals To Notify Child Protective Services About Substance-Exposed Infants

News | March 8, 2018

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A review of state compliance with the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) found that 42 states have policies and procedures that require health care professionals to notify child protective services (CPS) about substance-affected infants. Of the remaining states, eight have policies encouraging CPS notification; and one requires health care professionals to assess…

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