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December 30, 2004
Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:55 AM

Additions and Enhancements

Update to 1/1/2004 - The research and data for all Alcohol and Pregnancy policy topics in the APIS Policy Topics section were updated to include legislative and regulatory changes in effect on or before January 1, 2004.  

Corrections and Clarifications

Historical charts - Historical charts for Vehicular Insurance: Losses due to Intoxication; Insurers' Liability for Losses Due to Intoxication ("UPPL"); and Alcohol and Pregnancy: Limitations on Criminal Prosecution and Civil Commitment have been modified to eliminate the column that displayed the number of states without the type of law counted in the chart.  The charts for Underage: Possession, Consumption, Purchase, and Furnishing have been modified to display the number of jurisdictions that have neither Family nor Location exceptions.

Warning Signs: Drinking During Pregnancy comparison tables - The redundant Law Type column was removed.

Updates to 1/1/2004 - In the course of updating Alcohol and Pregnancy policy topics to 1/1/2004, modifications were made to some relevant text excerpts for prior years to increase uniformity of the excerpts on APIS. Also, some supporting citations have been added or deleted for prior years to ensure accuracy and completeness and to remove irrelevant references.

The coding for the Postpartum Women variable was changed to include only those jurisdictions with statutes or regulations that explicitly identify "postpartum" women as eligible for priority access to treatment. This narrowing of the variable definition resulted in the removal of the Postpartum Women checkmark for the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Additional changes to data previously presented in the Alcohol and Pregnancy comparison tables in the APIS Policy Topics section of the Web site are listed below.

Policy Topic Jurisdiction Changes
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Child Abuse/Child Neglect North Dakota Changed coding to indicate the law was not in effect prior to March 26, 2003.
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Limitations on Criminal Prosecution Kentucky Added Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 214.175
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Reporting Requirements Florida Added Mandatory reporting statute, Fla. Stat. ch. 383.14.
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Reporting Requirements Michigan Added "Data Gathering" as a Mandatory Purpose for Reporting.
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Reporting Requirements Missouri For Mandatory reporting, changed coding to indicate that Missouri does not mandate referral for assessment and/or treatment.
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Reporting Requirements Texas Changed coding to indicate that the only requirement is for Data Gathering and neither the Law Enforcement nor Other categories are required to report.


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