Safe Place for Newborns
Minnesota's Safe Place for Newborns law allows a mother, or someone with her permission, to anonymously leave her unharmed baby born in the past seven days at a safe place without fear of prosecution. Safe places for newborns are:
- A hospital
- An urgent care facility
- An ambulance responding to a 911 call.
The Safe Place for Newborns law does not apply if a mother gives birth in a hospital.