Plans of Safe Care Infants With Prenatal Substance Exposure and Their Families - Massachusetts

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Definitions

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Notification/Reporting Requirements

Citation: Ann. Laws Ch. 119, § 51A

A mandated reporter who, in his or her professional capacity, has reasonable cause to believe that a child is suffering physical or emotional injury resulting from physical dependence upon an addictive drug at birth shall immediately communicate with the Department of Children and Families orally and, within 48 hours, shall file a written report with the department detailing the suspected abuse or neglect.

Assessment of the Infant and Family

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Responsibility for Development of the Plan of Safe Care

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Services for the Infant

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Services for the Parents or Other Caregivers

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Monitoring Plans of Safe Care

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