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I was smoking weed throughout my pregnancy with my daughter. I live in Pennsylvania and will test positive for marijuana at her delivery. Will the hospital test her or I? If so, what will happen next?

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Under Pennsylvania law, there is no requirement for either of you to be tested in the hospital. In fact, if they ask you, you have the right to deny testing for privacy purposes. In other words, they don't have the right to test you without your consent, and you have the right to deny the testing, so there is really nothing to worry about.

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Under Pennsylvania law, there is no requirement for either of you to be tested in the hospital. In fact, if they ask you, you have the right to deny testing for privacy purposes. In other words, they don't have the right to test you without your consent, and you have the right to deny the testing, so there is really nothing to worry about.

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