Pregnancy and Alcohol

Reporting Requirements

Laws addressing requirements to report indicators or evidence, such as results from screening or toxicological testing of women or babies, of alcohol use or abuse by women during pregnancy.

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IN (Indiana)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2004 YesYes  Yes      5 Citations
IN (Indiana)

As of July 1, 2016, Indiana mandates that, unless ordered by a court, no physician, physician assistant, certified direct entry midwife, or advanced practice nurse may release the results of a pregnant woman’s medical tests to a law enforcement agency. This statute includes the results of urine tests, blood tests, or verbal screening or questioning about drug or alcohol abuse. Ind. Code § 25-1-9-22.

7/1/2004 - 1/1/2018 YesYesYesYesYes      15 Citations