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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AlabamaNo Change
Alaska                                                                                                                                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/15/2007
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement established
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Arizona                                                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Arizona
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/21/1991
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Arkansas                                                                                                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2000
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California                                                                                    
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/1989
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Colorado                                                                                                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/2/2006
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement established
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ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of Columbia                                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: District of Columbia
  • Effective Date of Change: 3/15/1990
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Florida                                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/6/1989
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  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2010
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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Georgia                                                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Georgia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1991
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HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
Illinois                                                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Illinois
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/13/1993
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IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
Kansas                                                                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Kansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1992
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Kentucky                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Jurisdiction: Kentucky
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/24/2015
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement established
  • Details
                   
Louisiana                                                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Louisiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/1991
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  • Jurisdiction: Louisiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2015
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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MaineNo Change
Maryland                                                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Maryland
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1993
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  • Jurisdiction: Maryland
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2015
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
  • Details
                 
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
MississippiNo Change
Missouri                                                                                                  
  • Jurisdiction: Missouri
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1992
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  • Jurisdiction: Missouri
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/30/2001
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MontanaNo Change
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North DakotaNo Change
OhioNo Change
Oklahoma                                                                                                                                 
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/5/2000
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OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South DakotaNo Change
TennesseeNo Change
Texas                                                                                                                                            
  • Jurisdiction: Texas
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2003
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  • Jurisdiction: Texas
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/1/2004
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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  • Jurisdiction: Texas
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/2/2012
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement established
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  • Jurisdiction: Texas
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/21/2015
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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Utah                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/5/2008
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement established
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VermontNo Change
VirginiaNo Change
Washington                                                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1989
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  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2020
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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West VirginiaNo Change
Wisconsin                                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Wisconsin
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/31/1990
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  • Jurisdiction: Wisconsin
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1998
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  • Jurisdiction: Wisconsin
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2000
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Wyoming                                                                                                                                           
  • Jurisdiction: Wyoming
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/16/2002
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  • Jurisdiction: Wyoming
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/10/2009
  • Change: Priority treatment requirement eliminated
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United StatesNo Change