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FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Laura Nagle, CPS
State FASD Coordinator
Bluegrass Prevention Center
401 Gibson Lane
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-624-3622, ext.732
Fax: 859-623-2720

FASD State Advisory Board

Contact: Laura Nagle

FASD State Website Exit Disclaimer Graphic

FASD Family Support Group

This is a private, closed Facebook group. Please contact Laura Nagle at for more information.

FASD State Resources

FASD Diagnostic Clinic
Contact: Joseph Hersh, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic
Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center
Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
571 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502- 852-3020
Fax: 502-852-7679

Substance-Exposed Infants Task Force
Chair: Lynn R. Posze, M.A., LPCC
Program Administrator for Recovery Advocacy, Women's Issues, and Child Welfare Initiatives
Department for Behavioral Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Behavioral Health
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-D
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-4456, ext. 4486
Fax: 502-564-9010

Kentucky's Videos:

  • Living It: Stories of Resilience with FASD, featuring families and children with FASD sharing their stories (approximately 15 minutes):  Exit Disclaimer Graphic
  • These Nine Months, Kentucky's FASD prevention documentary: Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

HB131 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Treatment and Criminalization


Section 1. KRS Chapter 222 is created to read as follows: It is the intent of the General Assembly to encourage the availability of alcohol and drug treatment programs for pregnant and post-partum women across the state and to encourage medical professionals, courts, child welfare employees, and other individuals in contact with pregnant and post-partum women to refer pregnant and post-partum women with alcohol or drug abuse problems to appropriate treatment programs.

Section 2. KRS 222.037 is amended to read as follows: The cabinet for Health and Family Services may establish pilot projects to treat pregnant and post-partum women for alcohol and drug abuse. Pilot projects may be specifically designed to treat women guilty of alcohol or controlled substance endangerment of a child prior to birth.

SECTION 3. KRS Chapter 222 is created to read as follows:...establishes the crime of alcohol or controlled substance endangerment of a child prior to birth as a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class A misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. A woman is guilty of the crime when, knowing she is pregnant, she causes her child to be born with: a controlled substance in its body not prescribed to the mother, a controlled substance in its body prescribed to the mother but taken in an amount in excess of the lawfully prescribed amount, a dangerous level of alcohol in its body, clear symptoms of withdrawal from a controlled substance or alcohol, or a health problem directly resulting from the pregnant mother’s abuse of a controlled substance or alcohol.

1/4/11: Introduced in House; referred to Committee on Health & Welfare.

HB56 Exit Disclaimer Graphic




The General Assembly finds and declares that the goals for public health as expressed by the Department for Public Health in its report, Healthy Kentuckians 2010, are laudable goals, and the policies of the Commonwealth should be directed to work toward these goals, including but not limited to the following...Substantially reduce the number of cases of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)....

HB56: 2/17/05 – Introduced to Education Committee.

SB222: 2/15/05 – Introduced to Education Committee.

HB260 Exit Disclaimer Graphic



As used in KRS 200.650 to KRS 200.676, unless the text requires otherwise: "Diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay" or "established risk diagnosis" means a condition that typically results in developmental delay, including but not limited to chromosomal abnormalities, genetic or congenital disorders, severe sensory impairments, including hearing and vision, inborn errors of metabolism, disorders reflecting disturbance of the development of the nervous system, congenital infections, disorders secondary to exposure to toxic substances, including fetal alcohol syndrome, and severe attachment disorders.

2/18/04: Referred to Health and Welfare Senate Committee.