Pregnancy and Alcohol

Priority Treatment

Laws mandating priority access to public and private substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women who abuse alcohol.

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Jurisdiction Policies as of Priority Applies to Whom? Program Type(s) Provider Type(s) Medical
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Alabama (2208)
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Alaska (2209)
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Arizona (2195)
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Arkansas (2210)
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California (2196)
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Colorado (2211)
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Connecticut (2212)
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Delaware (2213)
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District of Columbia (2197)

DC has two distinct sets of statutes establishing publicly-funded treatment programs. The program described in this row, the Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Amendment Act of 1999, establishes a comprehensive substance abuse treatment facility to provide residential and outpatient treatment for persons who suffer from substance abuse, regardless of a person's ability to pay. Patients may choose this facility or choose among other providers (see the Drug Treatment Choice Program).

1/1/2020Yes YesYesYes YesYes 5 Citations
District of Columbia (2258)

DC has two distinct sets of statutes establishing publicly-funded treatment programs. The program described in this row, the Drug Treatment Choice Program, provides DC residents seeking substance abuse treatment with a choice of treatment providers. Patients may choose a provider pursuant to this provision or the comprehensive treatment facility described in the Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Amendment Act of 1999.

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Florida (2245)
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Georgia (2198)
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Hawaii (2214)
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Idaho (2215)
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Illinois (2199)
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Indiana (2216)
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Iowa (2264)
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Kansas (2200)
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Kentucky (2243)
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Louisiana (2201)
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Maine (2217)
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Maryland (2202)
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Massachusetts (2218)
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Michigan (2219)
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Minnesota (2220)
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Mississippi (2221)
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Missouri (2203)
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Montana (2222)
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Nebraska (2223)
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Nevada (2224)
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New Hampshire (2225)
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New Jersey (2226)
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New Mexico (2227)
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New York (2228)
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North Carolina (2229)
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North Dakota (2230)
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Ohio (2231)
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Oklahoma (2204)
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Oregon (2232)
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Pennsylvania (2233)
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Rhode Island (2234)
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South Carolina (2235)
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South Dakota (2236)
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Tennessee (2237)
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Texas (2247)
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Utah (2238)
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Vermont (2239)
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Virginia (2240)
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Washington (5091)
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West Virginia (2241)
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Wisconsin (2206)
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Wyoming (2242)
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United States (2207)

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