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Question: calling child protective services

 aprilmayjunie - Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:01 pm

It it true that when a child comes to the emergency room with poisening or overdosed with medication, the doctor must call poison control? And if so is it then required to call child protective services? (required by law)
 kabeebabee - Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:26 am

when my children were younger i had 2 different occasions that i had taken one of them to the ER for taken a medication they werent supposed to take. I don't think they had called poisen control, i know they didnt call the welware or i would of heard something about it im sure. But i had called poisen control both times before i went to the er. Poisen Control is a great assett for everyone. Its there for you to use. If you ever have to go to the er again for this, call poisen control first, alot of the time, they will give you advice and you may not need to go to the er unless you see syptoms.

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