Per federal requirements [1], Plans of Safe Care must be developed for all infants affected by prenatal drug or fetal alcohol exposure in order to support mothers, babies and their families. In 2018, legislation [2] was passed in New Hampshire to ensure compliance with this federal law. A Plan of Safe Care is a critical tool – not only for every infant born exposed to substances but for all mothers and their infants. Plans of Safe Care foster coordination of services and supports to help mothers and their infants stay safe and connected when they leave the hospital.

[1] 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, amending the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
[2] SB 549

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