APIS Change Log

The APIS website is updated from time to time to add new material, enhance functionality, and clarify or correct information already available on the site. This page lists changes made since the launch of the website on June 23, 2003. Descriptions of these changes may be accessed by selecting a date from the “View Changes” menu.

September 20, 2011

Additions and Enhancements

Update to 1/1/2011

The APIS information appearing on this Web site has been updated to include legislative and regulatory changes that took effect on or before 1/1/2011. Vehicular Insurance Exclusion and the five Alcohol Beverage Taxes policy topics have been discontinued and are not included in the update.
Materials of Interest to Researchers

Explanatory text and links to the following materials have been added to the APIS Resources section of the Web site:

  1. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking, submitted pursuant to the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act;
  2. A new resource guide regarding how to measure law for quantitative research; and
  3. The Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) website produced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Corrections and Clarifications

Changes to data presented in the comparison tables in the APIS Policy Topics section of the Web site are listed below.


Policy Topic



Pregnancy and Alcohol: Priority Treatment


For the period beginning 12/10/2009, removed check marks for Pregnant Women, Women with Children, Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment, Public and Private Provider Types, and Medical Records Confidentiality.

Pregnancy and Alcohol: Reporting Requirements


For the period beginning 1/1/2003, added check marks for Referral for Assessment and/or Treatment by Health Care / Social Workers in sections of table dealing with Discretionary Reporting.

Pregnancy and Alcohol: Reporting Requirements


For the period 1/1/2003 through 3/10/2003, removed checkmarks for Data Gathering by Health Care / Social Workers in sections of table dealing with Mandatory Reporting.