Pregnancy and Drugs

Civil Commitment

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Laws addressing involuntary civil commitment of pregnant drug abusers to treatment or involuntary placement in protective custody of the State for the protection of a fetus from prenatal exposure to drugs.

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Variables: Civil Commitment

  1. Civil Commitment
    • Existence of statutes or regulations authorizing the involuntary civil commitment of a pregnant woman who is using or abusing drugs.