[587D-6] Authority to reunite; placement. (a) Upon receiving custody of a newborn child who has been discharged from a hospital that received the newborn child pursuant to section 587D‑3, the department may reunite the newborn child with the newborn's parents.

(b) The department may:

(1) Search for relatives of the newborn child as a placement or permanency option; or

(2) Implement other placement requirements that give a preference to relatives;

provided that the department has information as to the identity of the newborn child, the newborn child's mother, or the newborn child's father. [L Sp 2007, c 7, pt of 2]



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