On the early morning hours of October 4, 2015, Alexis Smart was rushed to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital by her mother and father. The mother told hospital employees that they believed their daughter had ingested a suboxone strip. The hospital then did a blood and urine test and found no traces of suboxone in the child's system. Alexis was then released from the hospital, despite her mother's pleas that she was "not acting normal." Alexis's parents then took her home and let her sleep. A couple hours later, they found their daughter unresponsive. Alexis received her angel wings just a short period after being released from the hospital.
"Lexi's Law" is created in memory of her. "Lexi's Law" will make it MANDATORY that all hospitals in the state of Ohio, keep any child under the age of 18 for a 24 hour observation period if it is suspected that a child has ingested or willingly taken a drug, regardless of legality, that can result in serious harm or death.