(1) A medical facility, fire station, or
police station that accepts newborn children pursuant to the Safe Place for
Newborns Act shall inform the public that such facility is an authorized
location to leave a newborn child by posting a sign within or outside of such
The size of such sign
must be at least 11 x 17 inches. The sign must have a white background
displaying the Safe Place for Newborns logo approved by the Department of Human
Services and the following message in black letters:
SAFE HAVEN SITE
THIS IS A SAFE PLACE FOR NEWBORNS
If you are in crisis and feel you need to leave your
newborn in the care and custody of the state, please find a staff member to
assist you. The Georgia Safe Place for Newborns Act allows a child's mother to
leave her baby, up to 30 days old, with an employee of this facility.
You may remain anonymous.
(3) A sign posted outside of a facility must
be weather-resistant and placed in a visible location near the entrance of the
facility, such as near a door, window, or walkway to the entrance. A sign
posted inside a facility must be placed in an area used by the public, such as
a waiting room or restroom.
Standard templates of signs and the Safe Place for Newborns logo for use by
facilities are available from the Department of Human Services' website at
(5) Safe Place for Newborns signs that comply
with previous versions of this rule may continue to be used by
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Rule entitled "Standards for Size and Types of Signs" adopted. F.
Oct. 12, 2018; eff.
Nov. 1, 2018.
Amended: F. Dec. 7,
2020; eff. Dec. 27,