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Message ID: 9457
Date: 2013-07-31

Author:Madrid, Joseph A., CYFD

Subject:Positive Drug Screens

I am hoping to get some information about how states are handling drug exposed infants, particularly now that the use of marijuana is legal in some states and some states have legalized medical marijuana as we have here in New Mexico. We began substantiating all allegations regarding drug exposed infants after our second round of the Child and Family Services Review. Some questions my colleagues brought up are, would we treat this the same way if a baby was born positive for Opiates and mom had a valid prescription? Did medical professionals report that the infant was physically affected by the exposure? I have yet to have a physician write a letter for a client supporting the ongoing use of any drug, prescription or otherwise, while pregnant. Any information you are willing to provide will be most helpful. Joseph Madrid, MSW, LISW County Office Manager East Bernalillo County Investigations/IHS 300 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 841-4707 (office)/280-7180 (cell) 505-841-2933 (fax) Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited unless specifically provided for under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of this message.

I am hoping to get some information about how states are handling drug exposed infants, particularly now that the use of marijuana is legal in some states and some states have legalized medical marijuana as we have here in New Mexico. We began substantiating all allegations regarding drug exposed infants after our second round of the Child and Family Services Review. Some questions my colleagues brought up are, would we treat this the same way if a baby was born positive for Opiates and mom had a valid prescription? Did medical professionals report that the infant was physically affected by the exposure? I have yet to have a physician write a letter for a client supporting the ongoing use of any drug, prescription or otherwise, while pregnant. Any information you are willing to provide will be most helpful. Joseph Madrid, MSW, LISW County Office Manager East Bernalillo County Investigations/IHS 300 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 841-4707 (office)/280-7180 (cell) 505-841-2933 (fax) Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited unless specifically provided for under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of this message.