Is it legal for a mother and newborn to be drug tested without knowlege or consent if there are no indicators that mother or baby have any issues?

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Arizona


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country as well as the custom and practice of hospitals, newborns as well as their mothers are screened for traces of drugs and other matters in order to assure the safety and physical conditions of both as a matter of course. There is nothing illegal about such practice.

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