Parental Substance Use as Child Abuse - Idaho

Date: July 2019

Citation: Idaho Code § 37-2737A(1)-(2) 

Except as authorized in this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance as defined in schedules I, II, III, and IV in this chapter, upon the same premises where a child under age 18 is present. Schedules I, II, III, and IV controlled substances include opiates, hallucinogens, cannabis, stimulants, depressants, anabolic steroids, hormones, and narcotics (as defined in §§ 37-2705, 37-2707, and 37-2709).

As used in this section, 'premises' means any of the following:

  • Motor vehicle or vessel
  • Dwelling or rental unit including, but not limited to, an apartment, townhouse, condominium, mobile home, manufactured home, motel room, or hotel room
  • Dwelling house, its curtilage, and any other outbuildings