Phoenix, AZ asked in Family Law for Arizona

Q: do i legally have to give a drug test being requested from arizona dcs if its not court ordered?

long story short baby was born showing withdrawl symptoms from mom using fetanyl while pregnat , dcs was called and now is telling me the father that i need to take a drug test in order for baby to be dismissed to me when healthy. they called me with a time and place to take it , i asked for a copy of the order and where to go and they did not want to provide me with copies. finally i got an emailed copy of manually entered order , i read it and found it to say 9 panel urine test and 8 panel hair folicle test , i refused but because i was never court ordered nor did i agree to any of those . now im curious what will happen when baby is healthy and able to go home who gets him?

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Randi Sirlin
Randi Sirlin
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: If DCS is requiring the 9-panel test, you will most likely need to take it if you want DCS to release your child upon the child being healthy.

I recommend speaking with an an experienced attorney who specializes in family law cases.

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