Pregnancy and Alcohol

Legal Significance for Child Abuse/Child Neglect

Laws that clarify the admissibility of evidence in child welfare proceedings regarding prenatal alcohol 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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Timeline of changes for Legal Significance for Child Abuse/Child Neglect
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Alabama
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/11/2003
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                                                
AlaskaNo Change
Arizona   
  • Jurisdiction: Arizona
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/18/2003
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                                             
ArkansasNo Change
CaliforniaNo Change
Colorado      
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2004
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                                          
ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
Georgia                                            
  • Jurisdiction: Georgia
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2014
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                    
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
IllinoisNo Change
IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
Louisiana                  
  • Jurisdiction: Louisiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/15/2007
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                              
Maine      
  • Jurisdiction: Maine
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/30/2004
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                                          
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
MontanaNo Change
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New Jersey                                                            
  • Jurisdiction: New Jersey
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/16/2018
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
    
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North Dakota
  • Jurisdiction: North Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/26/2003
  • Change: Child abuse/neglect provision adopted
  • Details
                                                                
OhioNo Change
OklahomaNo Change
OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode Island                                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
  • Change: Removed coding for Provisions Pertaining to Child Abuse/Child Neglect
  • Details
 
South CarolinaNo Change
South DakotaNo Change
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
UtahNo Change
VermontNo Change
VirginiaNo Change
WashingtonNo Change
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change