Hospital or Emergency Care Facility Protocol

Fire Dept. pictureHospital or Emergency Medical Facility Protocol

Abandoned Infant Newborn Protection Act requires that every hospital or emergency medical facility must accept a relinquished newborn infant in accordance with the law. The Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) website contains the most up-to-date protocols that all hospitals in Illinois must follow to be in compliance with the Abandoned Infant Newborn Protection Act. If you have any questions, please contact the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) at 630.276.5400.  Hospital protocols can be found on the IHA website.    

Important Documents needed in the case of a relinquishment:

Click here for a copy of the Hospital Safe Haven Sign Directive.

SAB’s crisis line is always open.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at (888)510-BABY.

As of 2017, 3317 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

Please help us continue our passion, commitment and dedication to spreading awareness of Safe Haven laws.