Pregnancy and Alcohol

Civil Commitment

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

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Timeline of changes for Civil Commitment
AlabamaNo Change
AlaskaNo Change
ArizonaNo Change
ArkansasNo Change
CaliforniaNo Change
ColoradoNo Change
ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
IllinoisNo Change
IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
  • Jurisdiction: Minnesota
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2007
  • Change: Civil commitment provision adopted
  • Details
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
MontanaNo Change
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North Dakota                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: North Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2003
  • Change: Civil commitment provision adopted
  • Details
OhioNo Change
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/5/2000
  • Change: Civil commitment provision adopted
  • Details
OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South Dakota                                                                                          
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1998
  • Change: Civil commitment provision adopted
  • Details
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
UtahNo Change
VermontNo Change
VirginiaNo Change
WashingtonNo Change
West VirginiaNo Change
  • Jurisdiction: Wisconsin
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1998
  • Change: Other provision changed
  • Details
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change