Do texas hospitals have the right to drug test newborn babies?

Question by lroble27: Do texas hospitals have the right to drug test newborn babies?

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Answer by Professor Beatz
Is it mandated by state law, or is it the decision of the hospitals that they will only consent to grant medical care if the person be willing to undergo any test deemed necessary by the healthcare provider?

Edit: Good God! I can’t believe the Supreme Court hasn’t thrown that out–it’s a clear violation of the Fourth amendment!!! I guess the “right of privacy” only exists when it’s consistent with the agenda of the welfare state.

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Answer by heather_marie101502
I think so…they have the right but they also must have good reason to do the test

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5 Responses to Do texas hospitals have the right to drug test newborn babies?

  • Marwolaeth says:

    ooops misread the question totally! Thought it meant test drugs on newborn babies …doh!

  • Werecow says:

    Eighteen states mandate drug testing of newborns; Texas is one of them. The law is part of Texas Family Code, § 261.001 , the second source listed below. It was passed, in part, to allow for immediate treatment of newborns who may be born addicted due to the addiction of mothers.

    “18 states that have amended their civil child welfare statutes to address a pregnant woman’s use of controlled substances are Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.”

  • lindsey says:

    if there is a suspition that the mother was using during pregnancy. i used to work with someone that got her son taken away because he had marijuana and cocaine in his system when he was born. also when the placenta starts to pull away from the uterus during pregnancy, that can be a side effect from cocaine use. if this happens the baby may be tested.

  • CassieH says:

    Weather they have the right to so or not shouldn’t be the issue. If you are worried about it, don’t do the drugs while you are pregnant. Your unborn child does not have the choice, you do. Don’t be unfair to your child.

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