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Georgia

FASD State Contact

Karen K. Howell, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
1256 Briarcliff Road, NE, Room 309W
Mailstop 1256/001/1AV
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: 404-712-9829
Fax: 404-712-9809
E-mail: khowell@emory.edu

FASD State Web Site

www.emory.edu/MSACD Exit Disclaimer Graphic

FASD State Resources

Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic
Phone: 404-712-9800

Emory University Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project
Web site: www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/GADrug/ Exit Disclaimer Graphic

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), Georgia Affiliate
Web site: www.nofasgeorgia.org/strategy.html Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

SB292 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Prevention

2009

Defines 'prenatal abuse' to mean exposure to chronic or severe use of alcohol or the unlawful use of any controlled substance, as such term is defined in Code Section 16-13-21, which results in: (A) Symptoms of withdrawal in a newborn or the presence of a controlled substance or a metabolic thereof in the newborn's body, blood, urine, or meconium that is not the result of medical treatment; or (B) Observable and harmful effects in the newborn's physical appearance or functioning...

4/3/09: Read by Senate and referred.