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The FASD Center

Maryland

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Mary Johnson
FASD State Coordinator
Office of Family Planning and Home Visiting
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-5581
Fax: 410-333-5233
E-mail: mary.johnson@maryland.gov

FASD State Task Force

Maryland FASD Coalition
Chair: Dr. Diana Cheng
Maryland Department Health and Mental Hygiene
Family Health Administration
Maternal and Child Health
Phone: 410-767-6719
E-mail: chengd@dhmh.state.md.us

Co-Chair: Kathleen Mitchell
Vice President
National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
900 17th Street NW
Suite 910
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-785-4585
E-Mail: mitchell@nofas.org


FASD State Web site

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FASD State Plan

Maryland State Plan PDF icon

FASD State Resources

Maryland FASD Coalition – provides consumer and professional brochures, flyers, posters, etc.
Website: http://fha.dhmh.maryland.gov/mch/SitePages/fasd_maryland.aspx Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

HB832 Exit Disclaimer GraphicPDF icon

Requirements for Professionals

2012

“Any health practitioner involved in the delivery or care of an infant shall notify the local department if: (1) the infant was born with and identified as: (i) being affected by the use of any illegal drug, or by withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure to any illegal drug as evidenced by toxicology screen or any other appropriate test; or (ii) being affected by a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder;…”

3/25/12: Unfavorable report by Committee on the Judiciary; withdrawn.

HB121 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SB168 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2011

For the purpose of altering State tax rates for alcoholic beverages sold in Maryland; altering the distribution of the alcoholic beverage tax revenue; requiring the Comptroller to distribute a portion of the alcoholic beverage tax revenue to certain special funds to be used only for certain purposes; establishing the Developmental Disability Support Fund as a special fund to be used to support certain services for individuals with developmental disabilities WHEREAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are the leading known preventable causes of intellectual and physical disabilities; and WHEREAS, One in 100 live births is affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder each year, with lifetime health care costs of more than $800,000 incurred;...

HB121: 2/23/11 – Ways & Means hearing scheduled; no further status given.

SB168: 2/23/11 – Budget & Taxation hearing scheduled; no further status given.

SB717 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

HB832 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2010

Comptroller to distribute a portion of the alcoholic beverage tax revenue to certain special funds to be used only for certain purposes; establishing the Developmental Disability Support Fund as a special fund to be used to support certain services for individuals with developmental disability; establishing the Addiction Treatment and Prevention Fund as a special fund to be used to support certain programs for the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addictions... WHEREAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading known preventable cause of intellectual and physical disabilities; and WHEREAS, One in 100 live births is affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder each year, with lifetime health care costs of more than $800,000 incurred.

SB717: 3/10/10 – Budget & Taxation hearing scheduled; no further status given.

HB 832: 3/11/2010 – Ways & Means hearing scheduled; no further status given.

HB791 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SB729 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2009

Comptroller to distribute a portion of the alcoholic beverage tax revenue to certain special funds to be used only for certain purposes; establishing the Developmental Disability Support Fund as a special fund to be used to support certain services for individuals with developmental disability; establishing the Addiction Treatment and Prevention Fund as a special fund to be used to support certain programs for the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addictions... WHEREAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading known preventable cause of intellectual and physical disabilities; and WHEREAS, One in 100 live births is affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder each year, with lifetime health care costs of more than $800,000 incurred

HB791: 3/19/09 – Ways & Means hearing scheduled ; no further status given.

SB729: 3/18/2009 – Budget & Taxation hearing scheduled; no further status given.

HB389 Exit Disclaimer GraphicPDF icon

Requirements for Professionals

2005

Requiring the State Superintendent of Schools and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to require applicants for a teacher’s certificate to complete a minimum number of semester hours covering fetal alcohol spectrum disordersand to determine the minimum number of specified semester hours required for a teacher’s certificate; etc.

4/6/05: Unfavorable report by Ways & Means.

HB1270 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2004

Task Force to Study the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Creates a task force to jointly with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, identify certain at-risk individuals and groups, review and coordinate certain State programs related to fetal alcohol syndrome, and develop guidelines for the creation of a certain campaign related to fetal alcohol syndrome. Requiring the Task Force to submit a certain report to the Governor and certain committees of the General Assembly on or before a certain date; providing for the termination of this Act; and generally relating to the Task Force to Study the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

3/17/04: Withdrawn.

HB1273 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Requirements for Professionals

2004

Teachers – Certification – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Course Credit. For the purpose of requiring the State Superintendent of Schools and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to require certain applicants for a teacher’s certificate to complete a certain number of semester hours covering fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and to determine the number of minimum semester hours covering fetal alcohol spectrum disorders required for a teacher’s certificate.

3/27/04: Unfavorable report by Ways & Means.

HB1274 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2004

Public Health Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Public Awareness Campaign. For the purpose of requiring the secretary of health and mental hygiene, in collaboration with other State agencies, to establish and promote a statewide public information, awareness, and education campaign relating to the prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome; providing for the components of the campaign; authorizes the Secretary to use specified resources to carry out the provisions of the Act.

5/11/04: Signed by the Governor as Chapter 409, effective date of law not given.

HB1114 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Requirements for Professionals

2004

Requiring physicians to complete a course or program on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before becoming licensed; and authorizing the State Board of Physicians to require licensees to complete continuing education requirements on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

2/18/04: Health and Government Operations hearing scheduled; not further status given.