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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Changes Over Time for Priority Treatment
Jurisdiction Date Range Priority Applies to Whom? Program Type(s) Provider Type(s) Medical
Records
Confidentiality
Citations
Pregnant
Women
Postpartum
Women
Women
with
Children
Inpatient
Treatment
Outpatient
Treatment
Not
Specified
Public Private
AK (Alaska)
1/1/2003 - 10/14/2007         
AK (Alaska)
10/15/2007 - 1/1/2018Yes    YesYes Yes3 Citations
CO (Colorado)
1/1/2003 - 3/1/2006         
CO (Colorado)
3/2/2006 - 1/1/2018Yes    YesYes  10 Citations
FL (Florida)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2010Yes Yes  YesYesYes 3 Citations
FL (Florida)
7/1/2010 - 1/1/2018         
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/2003 - 6/23/2015         
KY (Kentucky)
6/24/2015 - 1/1/2018Yes    YesYes  3 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2003 - 7/31/2015Yes  Yes  Yes  2 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
8/1/2015 - 1/1/2018         
MD (Maryland)
1/1/2003 - 9/30/2015YesYes YesYes YesYes 4 Citations
MD (Maryland)
10/1/2015 - 1/1/2018         
TX (Texas)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2004Yes YesYesYes Yes  6 Citations
TX (Texas)

For the period September 1, 2004 through September 1, 2012, Texas eliminated its priority treatment requirement and created new substance abuse treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women with dependent children. Successor regulations expressly set forth requirements for contracts for department-funded substance abuse treatment programs for “pregnant and postpartum women with dependent children.” 25 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 447.601, 447.602.

9/1/2004 - 9/1/2012         No Law
2 Citations
TX (Texas)

Beginning September 2, 2012, program providers must adhere to applicable requirements of the federal Block Grant for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse, including requirements concerning priority admissions for pregnant women pursuant to 45 CFR § 96.131. See 25 Tex. Admin. Code § 447.304.

9/2/2012 - 6/20/2015Yes        1 Citations
TX (Texas)
6/21/2015 - 1/1/2018         
UT (Utah)
1/1/2003 - 5/4/2008         
UT (Utah)
5/5/2008 - 1/1/2018Yes    YesYes  3 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2003 - 12/9/2009Yes YesYesYes YesYesYes14 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
12/10/2009 - 1/1/2018