Designated Emergency Infant Care Provider (DEIC) Policy Term Definition

any operation where an infant can be left without fear of criminal prosecution for abandonment of a child; a child-placing agency (CPA) licensed by Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) can be a designated emergency infant care provider if the CPA:

  • Agrees to act as a designated emergency infant care provider;
  • Has on staff a person who is licensed as a registered nurse, or who provides emergency medical services, and who will examine and provide emergency medical services to a child taken into possession by the agency;
  • Examples include: hospitals, fire rescue stations or EMS stations