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Alabama

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Janice Smiley, M.S.N., R.N.
Director
State Perinatal Program
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1352
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-2928
Fax: 334-206-2983
E-mail: janice.smiley@adph.state.al.us

FASD State Resources

Alabama Department of Mental Health
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-3454
Toll-free phone: 800-367-0955
Fax: 334-242-0725
Web site: www.mh.alabama.gov/ Exit Disclaimer Graphic

The Alabama Department of Mental Health is the State agency responsible for serving Alabama citizens who have mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse problems. The department can provide referrals to treatment services for pregnant and/or parenting women who have alcohol and/or drug abuse disorders.

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

SB31

Criminalization

2011

This bill would clarify the term "child" to include an unborn child in utero at any stage of development regardless of viability. This bill would establish venue for prosecution for exposure in utero in the county where the child is born. This bill would create a rebuttable presumption of exposure in utero if both the mother and the child test positive for the same controlled substance not prescribed by a physician.

2/7/12: Read for the first time and referred to the Senate Committee on Health.