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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AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017         No Law
AK (Alaska)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes Yes3 Citations
AZ (Arizona)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYesYes 3 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/2017Yes  YesYes YesYesYes2 Citations
CA (California)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes  1 Citations
CO (Colorado)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes  6 Citations
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/2017         No Law
DE (Delaware)
1/1/2017         No Law
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).

1/1/2017Yes 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.

1/1/2017Yes Yes  YesYesYesYes6 Citations
FL (Florida)
1/1/2017         No Law
GA (Georgia)
1/1/2017Yes  YesYes YesYesYes6 Citations
HI (Hawaii)
1/1/2017         No Law
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017         No Law
IL (Illinois)
1/1/2017Yes YesYesYes YesYesYes4 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/2017         No Law
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017         No Law
KS (Kansas)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes Yes3 Citations
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes  3 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2017         No Law
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017         No Law
MD (Maryland)
1/1/2017         No Law
MA (Massachusetts)
1/1/2017         No Law
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2017         No Law
MN (Minnesota)
1/1/2017         No Law
MS (Mississippi)
1/1/2017         No Law
MO (Missouri)
1/1/2017YesYesYesYesYes YesYesYes2 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017         No Law
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/2017         No Law
NV (Nevada)
1/1/2017         No Law
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017         No Law
NJ (New Jersey)
1/1/2017         No Law
NM (New Mexico)
1/1/2017         No Law
NY (New York)
1/1/2017         No Law
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017         No Law
ND (North Dakota)
1/1/2017         No Law
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017         No Law
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/2017Yes  YesYes YesYes 1 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017         No Law
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017         No Law
RI (Rhode Island)
1/1/2017         No Law
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/2017         No Law
SD (South Dakota)
1/1/2017         No Law
TN (Tennessee)
1/1/2017         No Law
TX (Texas)
1/1/2017         No Law
UT (Utah)
1/1/2017Yes    YesYes  3 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2017         No Law
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017         No Law
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.

1/1/2017Yes YesYesYes Yes  3 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017         No Law
WI (Wisconsin)
1/1/2017Yes  YesYes YesYesYes3 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017         No Law
US ( United States)

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1/1/2017Yes YesYesYes YesYesYes9 Citations