Saturday, January 06, 2018

child abuse - using drugs during pregnancy

In the Interest of L.B. – Pa. Super. – 12-27-17

Held: A pregnant woman may commit child abuse under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 6301 et seq., based on use of illegal drugs while pregnant,  if CYS establishes that, by using the illegal drugs, the mother intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused, or created a reasonable likelihood of bodily injury to a child after birth.