Ohio Revised Code § 2151.3516 - Persons Authorized To Take Possession Of Deserted Child.

The following persons, while acting in an official capacity, shall take possession of a child who is thirty days old or younger if that child's parent has voluntarily delivered the child to that person without the parent expressing an intent to return for the child.

(A) A peace officer on behalf of the law enforcement agency that employs the officer;

(B) A hospital employee on behalf of the hospital that has granted the person privilege to practice at the hospital or that employs the person;

(C) An emergency medical service worker on behalf of the emergency medical service organization that employs the worker or for which the worker provides services.

Effective Date: 04-09-2001; 2008 SB304 03-24-2009

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