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Pregnancy and Drugs

Legal Significance for Child Abuse/Child Neglect

Laws that clarify the admissibility of evidence in child welfare proceedings regarding prenatal drug exposure as it pertains to allegations of child abuse, child neglect, child deprivation, or child dependence, or proceedings seeking termination of parental rights.

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Maps & Charts: Pregnancy and Drugs: Legal Significance for Child Abuse/Child Neglect

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Alaska

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Arizona

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Arkansas

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California

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Colorado

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Connecticut

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Delaware

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

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Hawaii

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Idaho

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Minnesota

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Mississippi

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Missouri

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Montana

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Nebraska

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Nevada

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New Hampshire

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

North Carolina

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

North Dakota

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Ohio

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Oklahoma

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Oregon

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Pennsylvania

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Virginia

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Washington

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

West Virginia

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Wisconsin

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Wyoming

No Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

Year

Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Neglect

1998

11 states

1999

15 states

2000

16 states

2001

16 states

2002

16 states

2003

17 states

2004

19 states

2005

21 states

2006

22 states

2007

22 states

2008

23 states

2009

23 states

2010

24 states

2011

24 states

2012

24 states

2013

24 states

2014

25 states

2015

25 states

2016

25 states

2017

25 states

2018

25 states

2019

26 states

2020

28 states

2021

28 states

2022

28 states

2023

28 states