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Baby Safe Haven


City-County Health District is an approved location for Baby Safe Haven.

North Dakota Baby Safe Haven Law:

Allows a parent (or an agent of the parent with the parent’s consent) who feels they are unable to take care of their infant, to surrender the infant without facing prosecution for abandonment.


For the Baby Safe Haven Law to apply:

  1. The infant must be under age one-year old.

  2. The infant must be unharmed.

  3. The infant must be left with an on-duty staff member at an approved location.

Approved Locations:

  • Hospitals

  • Law Enforcement Centers

  • Human Service Zone Offices

  • Local Public Health Units/Offices

    • City-County Health District is an approved location.

  • Long Term Care Facilities

  • Human Service Centers

  • Children's Advocacy Centers

Location closed? Please call 9 1 1.

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