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Basic Drug testing of all infants is legislatively mandated (PL-291/2001). If the newborn’s weight is less than 2500 grams and the head is smaller than the 10th percentile for the infant’s gestational age when there is no other medical explanation for these conditions a attending doctor can do more then the basic drug test on the child.
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Drug testing of all infants is legislatively mandated (PL-291/2001) If the newborns weight is less than 2500 grams and the head is smaller than the 10th percentile for the infant's gestational age when there is no other medical explanation for these conditions a attending doctor can do the tests even without the mothers consent. Other reasons for testing include if the doctor suspects there is abuse, little or no prenatal care or the child is having withdraw like symptoms.
No this would not be against your fourth amendment rights. When there is suspected abuse (Drug abuse while pregnant would constitute abuse or neglect of the child's well being) the doctors and or officers of the law are permitted to investigate even without parental consent.
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