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
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Pregnant
Women
Postpartum
Women
Women
with
Children
Inpatient
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Public Private
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