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NCJ Number: 155987 Find in a Library
Title: Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
Author(s): E Shapiro; D K McKnight
Corporate Author: Minnesota Legislature
House of Representatives
Research Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Legislature
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Minnesota Legislature
House of Representatives
Research Dept
State Capitol Complex
St. Paul, MN 55155
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes Minnesota State laws relating to the use of certain controlled substances by pregnant women.
Abstract: Minnesota law requires mandated reporters to identify pregnant women who use certain illegal drugs that may harm the fetus. The law outlines the duties of local welfare agencies and civil commitment conditions. The State Child Abuse Reporting Act requires reports of a child's prenatal exposure to drugs including heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine, amphetamine, or methamphetamine. Finally, State law requires a physician to give a toxicology test to a pregnant woman, or a woman who has delivered a baby within eight hours, if that woman displayed signs of complications resulting from use of illegal drugs.
Main Term(s): Pregnant drug abusers
Index Term(s): Drug effects; Minnesota; State laws
Note: House Research Information Brief
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