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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MO (Missouri)

In Missouri, physicians retain discretion to refer to the Department of Health and Senior Services families in which children may have been exposed to alcohol for the coordination of services to the family. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.737. Prior to August 28, 2012, on the other hand, upon request from the department physicians were required to obtain test samples from their patients at time of delivery to determine the extent of use of alcohol during pregnancy. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.745.

1/1/2003 - 8/27/2012 Yes Yes   Yes YesYes 2 Citations
MO (Missouri)

In Missouri, physicians retain discretion to refer to the Department of Health and Senior Services families in which children may have been exposed to alcohol for the coordination of services to the family. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.737. Prior to August 28, 2012, on the other hand, upon request from the department physicians were required to obtain test samples from their patients at time of delivery to determine the extent of use of alcohol during pregnancy. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.745.

8/28/2012 - 1/1/2018       Yes YesYes 2 Citations