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PA: Law keeps some drug-exposed infants off child welfare radar, advocates say (Includes video)
Bucks County Courier Times – July 26, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services interpreted the federal mandate to apply only to babies whose mothers took illegal drugs or misused prescription drugs during pregnancy. As a result, health care providers aren’t required to report drug-exposed babies born to mothers who were legally prescribed narcotics – like oxycodone or heroin -replacement drugs like methadone – if they took them as directed under medical supervision.