CHC 1150     

Art. 1150. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter:

            (1) "Department" means the Department of Children and Family Services.

            (2) "Designated emergency care facility" means any of the following:  

            (a) Any hospital licensed in the state of Louisiana.

            (b) Any of the following medical clinics during normal and customary hours of operation: local or parish public health units, licensed rural health clinics, licensed ambulatory surgical centers, and federally qualified health centers. Offices, clinics, or other types of treatment facilities, private physicians, or dentists not listed above are not designated emergency care facilities within the meaning of this Subparagraph.

            (c) Any manned fire station.

            (d) Any manned law enforcement station.

            (e) Any Child Advocacy Center accredited by the National Children's Alliance, during normal and customary hours of operation.

            (3) "Emergency medical service provider" means a licensed emergency medical service provider, when dispatched as a result of a "911" call from a parent who wishes to relinquish his infant under this Chapter.

            (4) "Infant" means a child not previously subjected to abuse or neglect, who is not more than sixty days old as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty by an examining physician.

            (5) "Relinquish" or "relinquishment" of an infant means to give over possession or control of him by a parent to another in compliance with this Chapter, with the settled intent to forego all parental responsibilities.

            Acts 2003, No. 609, §2; Acts 2009, No. 284, §1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2013, No. 186, §1; Acts 2016, No. 80, §3; Acts 2018, No. 134, §1; Acts 2022, No. 271, §6.