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FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Kathryn Shea, LCSW
President/Chief Executive Officer
The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc.
4620 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235
Phone: 941-371-8820, ext. 1043
Fax: 941-377-3194
E-mail: kathryn.shea@TheFloridaCenter.org

FASD State Resources

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Florida Fights FASD has the mission to implement awareness, prevention, education, and advocacy efforts in communities throughout the State.

FASD Statewide Diagnostic Intervention and Training Clinic
The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc.
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Sarasota, FL 34240
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FASD Awareness Day Proclamation

2010 FASD Awareness Day Proclamation PDF icon

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

HB1527 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SB2352 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2010

An act relating to maternal and child health; creating s. 2 383.2163, F.S., the "Florida Nurse Home Visitation Act"...establishing a nurse home visitation pilot program in specified areas...The purpose of the pilot program is to provide regular, in-home, visiting nurse services to low-income, first-time mothers. Visiting nurses shall educate mothers about the importance of nutrition, the benefits of avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and the best ways to provide care for their children.

HB1527: 4/30/10 — Died in Health Care Appropriations Committee.

SB2352: 5/3/10 — Died in Committee on Health Regulation.

SB446 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

HB555 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2010

An act relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages; creating s. 562.063, F.S.; creating the "Point-of Purchase Messaging About Alcohol and Pregnancy Act"; providing legislative findings; providing a definition; requiring certain warning signs to be displayed in specific ways on the premises of alcoholic beverage vendors and manufacturers; requiring the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to produce and distribute the signs; providing for a fee to cover the costs of manufacturing and distributing the signs; providing penalties; providing for enforcement; providing an effective date.

SB446: 4/30/10 — Died in Committee on Regulated Industries.

HB555: 4/30/10 — Died in Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee.

SB1388 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

HB297 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2009

An act relating to the Point–of–Purchase Messaging
About Alcohol and Pregnancy Act… Each vendor licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off the premises shall prominently display a sign that complies with the provisions of this section, warning of the danger of birth defects that may be caused as a result of the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.

SB1388: 5/2/09 — Died in Committee on Regulated Industries.

HB297: 5/2/09 — Died in Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee.

HB939 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SB1620 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2009

An act relating to maternal and child health; creating s. 2 383.2163, F.S., the "Florida Nurse Home Visitation Act"...establishing a nurse home visitation pilot program in specified areas...The purpose of the pilot program is to provide regular, in-home, visiting nurse services to low-income, first-time mothers. Visiting nurses shall educate mothers about the importance of nutrition, the benefits of avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and the best ways to provide care for their children.

HB939: 5/2/09 — Died in Committee on Health Care Services Policy.

SB1620: 5/2/09 — Died in Committee on Health Regulation.

HB25 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SB1104 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2008

Designates act "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Act"; directs DOH & DCFS to maintain Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders Prevention Network; requires establishment of system for assessing charges for specified services; requires DOH, DCFS, & DABT of DBPR to provide access to information regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on Internet websites; provides for voluntary admission of expectant mother for alcohol abuse treatment services, etc. Appropriation: $17,663,000.

HB25: 5/2/08 — Died in Healthcare Council.

SB1104: 5/2/08 — Died in Committee on Health Policy.

HB1239 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Involuntary Commitment

2007

Creates Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Act; directs DOH & DCF to maintain a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Network; requires establishment of system for assessing charges for specified services; requires DOH, DCF, & DABT of DBPR to provide access to information regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on Internet websites; provides for voluntary admission of an expectant mother for alcohol abuse treatment services; provides criteria for involuntary admission of an expectant mother, including protective custody, emergency admission, & other involuntary assessment, involuntary treatment, & alternative involuntary assessment for minors for purposes of assessment & stabilization & for involuntary treatment; requires described health warning signs to be displayed by alcohol beverage vendors; requires DAB&T of DB&PR to produce & distribute signs; directs DOH to contract with Florida Center for Child & Family Development to establish Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders diagnostic & intervention centers & to develop & provide professional training.

5/4/07 — Died in Committee on Health Quality.

SB2272 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2007

Requires Health Dept. to develop public education program to inform public re detrimental effects of fetal alcohol syndrome; provides that pregnant woman who requests evaluation for counseling or treatment services to minimize risk of alcohol exposure to her unborn child may obtain such evaluation at any licensed service provider participating in fetal alcohol syndrome prevention network, etc. Amends Ch. 397; creates 562.063.

5/7/07 — Died in Committee on Judiciary.