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.

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Changes Over Time for Warning Signs: Drinking During Pregnancy
Jurisdiction Date Range Required to Post
Retail
Required to Post
Health Care Providers
Displays
Requirements
Display Requirements
Neutrality
Citations
On-Sale Off-Sale Physicians Others Language
Other Than
English
Race,
Culture
Gender
NV (Nevada)
1/1/2003 - 9/30/2003       
NV (Nevada)

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 - 1/1/2017Yes   Yes  2 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2003 - 7/19/2003       
NC (North Carolina)

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 - 1/1/2017 Yes  YesYes 3 Citations
TX (Texas)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2007       
TX (Texas)
9/1/2007 - 2/18/2008Yes      3 Citations
TX (Texas)
2/19/2008 - 1/1/2017Yes   Yes  4 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2010       
UT (Utah)
7/1/2010 - 1/1/2017YesYes     14 Citations