Pregnancy and Alcohol

Warning Signs: Drinking During Pregnancy

Laws that require warning signs be posted in settings where alcoholic beverages are sold and health care facilities where pregnant women receive treatment.

Policy Topics

View another policy topic by selecting an option from the following menu.

Learn More

View definitions for each of the column headings.

Viewing Policies as of Date



Show policies in effect any time within the date range specified:

Changes Over Time for Warning Signs: Drinking During Pregnancy
Jurisdiction Date Range Required to Post
Required to Post
Health Care Providers
Display Requirements
On-Sale Off-Sale Physicians Others Language
Other Than
Nevada (2495)
1/1/2003 - 9/30/2003       
Nevada (2434)

Nevada’s posting provision requires that the warning signs be posted in a location conspicuous to the patrons of the establishment. The conspicuous location may include, without limitation, a women's restroom that is located within the establishment. Establishments are not required to post warning signs if they provide their patrons with a menu containing a notice, in boldface type that is clearly legible and not less than the size of the type used for the items on the menu, in substantially the same form and language as the warning signs otherwise required. Nevada’s posting provision also requires that the warning be in both English and Spanish.

10/1/2003 - 1/1/2019Yes   Yes  2 Citations
North Carolina (2489)
1/1/2003 - 7/19/2003       
North Carolina (2435)

North Carolina's posting provision applies only to off-premises ABC stores, and requires that warning signs contain a graphic depiction of the message to assist nonreaders in understanding the message. The provision requires that “the depiction of a pregnant female shall be universal and shall not reflect a specific race or culture.” The provision also requires that warning signs be in both English and Spanish.

7/20/2003 - 1/1/2019 Yes  YesYes 3 Citations
Texas (2505)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2007       
Texas (2442)
9/1/2007 - 2/18/2008Yes      3 Citations
Texas (2460)
2/19/2008 - 1/1/2019Yes   Yes  4 Citations
Utah (2506)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2010       
Utah (2459)
7/1/2010 - 1/1/2019YesYes     7 Citations