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§ 3-818. Presumption of lack of proper care and attention

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Juvenile Causes--Children in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-818
§ 3-818. Presumption of lack of proper care and attention
Within 1 year after a child's birth, there is a presumption that a child is not receiving proper care and attention from the mother for purposes of § 3-801(f)(2) of this subtitle if:
(1)(i) The child was born exposed to cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or a derivative of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine as evidenced by any appropriate tests of the mother or child; or
(ii) Upon admission to a hospital for delivery of the child, the mother tested positive for cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or a derivative of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine as evidenced by any appropriate toxicology test; and
(2) Drug treatment is made available to the mother and the mother refuses the recommended level of drug treatment, or does not successfully complete the recommended level of drug treatment.

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Added by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 320, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2007, c. 47, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, c. 48, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-818, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-818
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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