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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AL (Alabama)
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AK (Alaska)
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AZ (Arizona)
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AR (Arkansas)
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CA (California)
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CO (Colorado)
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CT (Connecticut)
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DE (Delaware)
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DC (District of Columbia)

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).

1/1/2018Yes YesYesYes YesYes 5 Citations
DC (District of Columbia)

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.

1/1/2018Yes Yes  YesYesYesYes6 Citations
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GA (Georgia)
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KY (Kentucky)
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OK (Oklahoma)
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UT (Utah)
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VT (Vermont)
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VA (Virginia)
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WA (Washington)

Washington law authorizes the Department of Social and Health Services to create an alcohol and drug treatment program for eligible indigent persons. Priority for receipt of the treatment services is given to pregnant women and parents of young children. Wash. Rev. Code §§ 74.50.050, 74.50.055.

1/1/2018Yes YesYesYes Yes  3 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
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WI (Wisconsin)
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WY (Wyoming)
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US ( United States)

Please see the Federal Law page for this policy topic.

1/1/2018Yes YesYesYes YesYesYes9 Citations