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PA: Lawmaker wants better response to drug-exposed babies
New Castle News – August 19, 2017
State and federal law require that county agencies get alerted when doctors realize babies have been exposed to illicit drugs. But state law includes an exemption for cases when the drugs are substances, like methadone, that have been prescribed to the mom to stay off illegal drugs. Federal law makes no such distinction and state Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks County, said the state should follow suit.