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Baby left at hospital under 'Daniel's Law'

Jun 16, 2010 10:28:00 AM - thestate.com
A hearing has been scheduled early next month to determine the permanent home of a baby boy left June 10 at Palmetto Health Richland under a state law to prevent unsafe child abandonment.

The 6-pound infant was left at the hospital under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, or "Daniel's Law", the Department of Social Services reported.

The department has temporary custody of the baby, referred to as "Baby Boy Doe," but will hold a hearing 2 p.m. Aug. 2 to finalize the child's home.

Anyone wishing to assert parental rights must do so at the hearing, the department said.