Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Parental Drug Use As Child Abuse

State Statutes Results
Arizona
Child Abuse and Neglect
Parental Drug Use As Child Abuse
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Citation: Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-3620(E) (LexisNexis through 2003 2nd Sp. Sess.)

Statute Text:

A health care professional who, after a routine newborn physical assessment of a newborn infant's health status, or following notification of positive toxicology screens of a newborn infant, reasonably believes that the newborn infant may be affected by the presence of alcohol or a drug listed in § 13-3401 shall immediately report this information, or cause a report to be made, to child protective services in the Department of Economic Security. For the purposes of this subsection, ''newborn infant'' means a newborn infant who is under 30 days of age.

Citation: Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-3623(C) (LexisNexis through Ariz. 2006 Legis. Serv., Ch. 252)

Statute Text:

For the purposes of subsections A and B of this section, the terms ''endangered'' and ''abuse'' include but are not limited to circumstances in which a child or vulnerable adult is permitted to enter or remain in any structure or vehicle in which volatile, toxic, or flammable chemicals are found or equipment is possessed by any person for the purpose of manufacturing a dangerous drug in violation of § 13-3407(A)(3) or (4).
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a violation committed under circumstances described in this subsection does not require that a person have care or custody of the child or vulnerable adult.