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Section 2151.3516 | Delivery of child by parent to persons authorized to take possession of deserted child.


A parent may voluntarily deliver the parent's child who is not older than thirty days, without intent to return for the child, to any of the following:

(A) An entity or person specified in section 2151.3517 of the Revised Code;

(B) A peace officer, peace officer support employee, hospital employee, or emergency medical service worker specified in section 2151.3517 of the Revised Code, by calling 9-1-1 and waiting with the child until the officer, support employee, employee, or worker arrives and takes possession of the child;

(C) A newborn safety incubator provided by an entity specified in section 2151.3517 of the Revised Code and that meets the requirements of section 2151.3532 of the Revised Code.

Last updated September 20, 2023 at 2:15 PM

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