Overview of Pennsylvania law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes.
- Title 23 PA CSA Domestic Relations, 6504.3
- The state has developed no regulations for the use of baby boxes, but at least two hospitals have designated areas where a baby may be left anonymously.
Baby Boxes: 1
PN2802 Authorizes a hospital, police station, or other entity employing or otherwise providing access to an emergency services provider to provide voluntarily an incubator for the care of a newborn. Signed by Governor: December 22, 2017. Effective date: December 22, 2017.
None to date.
News & Commentary
- Safe Haven Baby Box unveiled in Lancaster General Hospital. Lancaster online,l January 4, 2023
What’s Up with Pennsylvania? No Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Daily Bastardette, June 22, 2021
Updated January 5, 2022