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Alcohol and Drug Policy Changes at a Glance

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Policy Change Query

There are 11 total policy changes. Skip to Filters

This search returns changes listed under the Alcohol Policy Topics section of the site only, and does not include the Recreational Use of Cannabis or COVID-19 policy topics. The increase in policy changes beginning in 2003 is due to the fact that coverage for 10 of the APIS policy topics begins on January 1, 2003. Policy changes prior to January 1, 1998, are limited to changes involving the Pregnancy and Alcohol and Pregnancy and Drugs topics. The most recent year of coverage includes only changes that took effect on January 1 of that year.

Query Results
Category Policy Topic Jurisdiction Date
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) LimitsAdult Operators of Noncommercial Motor VehiclesMassachusetts6/30/2003
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) LimitsOperators of Recreational WatercraftMassachusetts6/30/2003
Health Care Services and FinancingHealth Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related TreatmentMassachusetts7/1/2009
Pregnancy and AlcoholLegal Significance for Child Abuse/Child NeglectMassachusetts2/19/1974
Pregnancy and AlcoholReporting RequirementsMassachusetts2/19/1974
Pregnancy and DrugsLegal Significance for Child Abuse/Child NeglectMassachusetts2/19/1974
Pregnancy and DrugsReporting RequirementsMassachusetts2/19/1974
Retail SalesBans on Off-Premises Sunday SalesMassachusetts11/26/2003
TransportationOpen Containers of Alcohol in Motor VehiclesMassachusetts10/10/2000
Underage DrinkingProhibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking PartiesMassachusetts8/4/2000
Underage DrinkingUse/Lose: Driving PrivilegesMassachusetts11/4/1998

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