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14. The law indicates that the newborn surrendered at a fire department or police station must be transferred to the hospital. How should this be done?

The newborn must be transported to the hospital. Personnel are to transfer temporary protective custody of the newborn to the hospital staff. The transporting of a surrendered newborn to the hospital by fire and police personnel is not addressed in statute. Personnel are encouraged to contact their respective areas for protocol and/or procedures.