The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) opposes HB 1744, which would expand the existing requirement that healthcare providers report substance-exposed newborns to local social services departments to include, even as amended, newborns whose mothers’ substance use was consistent with a medication prescribed or dispensed to her by her health care provider. This bill could have severely negative consequences.

 

Sponsors

Delegate Wilson

Status

Won: bill did not pass

Session

2018

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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