Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review
July 8, 2021
Children / Severe Child Abuse / Exposure to Dangerous Drugs – A new law was passed this year to protect children from being exposed to dangerous illegal drugs. It expands the definition of “severe child abuse” to involve a child’s exposure to certain extremely dangerous or illegal drugs. It also provides an individual that knowingly allows a child to be in the presence of and have accessibility to such drugs as cocaine, methamphetamine or fentanyl will be guilty of severe child abuse.
Safe Home for Trafficked Children – A new law was approved to help prevent minors who are vic...