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Subject 290-1-9 SAFE PLACE FOR NEWBORNS ACT SIGNAGE

Rule 290-1-9-.01 Standards for Size and Types of Signs

(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 facility.
(2) 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 designed by the Department of Human Services and the following message in black letters:

SAFE PLACE TO LEAVE YOUR NEWBORN

UNDER THE GEORGIA SAFE PLACE FOR NEWBORNS ACT

YOU MUST GIVE YOUR NEWBORN TO STAFF

(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.
(4) 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 http://dhs.georgia.gov.