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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 49 - 6 E- 2 §49-6E-2. Notification of possession of abandoned child.
(a) Not later than the close of the first business day after the date on which a hospital or health care facility takes possession of a child under section one of this article, the hospital or health care facility shall notify the child protective services division of the department of health and human resources that it has taken possession of the child and shall provide to the department of health and human resources division of child protective services any information provided by the parent delivering the child. The hospital or health care facility shall refer any inquiries about the child to the department of health and human resources protective services division.

(b) The department of health and human resources shall assume the care, control and custody of the child as of the time of delivery of the child to the hospital or health care facility, and may contract with private child care agency for the care and placement of the child after the child leaves the hospital or health care facility.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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