The safe haven provider shall report receipt of a newborn infant to child protective services of the Wa. State Department of Health, as soon as practicable after taking custody of the newborn infant.
A parent or agent of a parent who leaves a newborn infant with a safe haven provider may remain anonymous, and the safe haven provider shall not require the parent or agent to answer any questions. A safe haven provider shall offer written information about information and referral organizations.
A safe haven provider who receives a newborn infant pursuant to this section is not liable for any civil or other damages for any act or omission by the safe haven provider in maintaining custody of the newborn infant if the safe haven provider acts in good faith without gross negligence.
For the purposes of this section:
"Newborn infant" means an infant who is seventy-two hours old or younger.
"Safe haven provider" means any of the following:
- A firefighter who is on duty.
- An emergency medical technician who is on duty.
- A staff member at a health care institution that is classified as a hospital or an
outpatient treatment center.
- A staff member at any of the following that posts a public notice that it is willing to accept a
newborn infant pursuant to this section:
*a private licensed child welfare agency
*a licensed adoption agency licensed