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FASD State Contact

Susan L. Doctor, Ph.D., M.Ed.
FASD Specialist
University of Nevada, Reno
1042 Glen Meadow Drive
Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: 775-355-9445
Cell: 775-772-2392
Fax: 775-355-8882

FASD State Resources

4Ps Plus Pregnancy Screening Leadership Team
Chair: Dr. Terrence McGaw
FASD Diagnostic Clinics at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Las Vegas.

CDC FASD Regional Training Centers (RTCs)

Frontier FASD Regional Training Center
University of Nevada —Reno
Nancy Roget, M.S.
Center for the Application of Substance
Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
University of Nevada, Reno
800 Haskell Street, First Floor
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-784-6265

FASD Awareness Day Proclamation

2010 FASD Awareness Day Proclamation PDF icon

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

AB83 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon



Makes various changes concerning the reporting and investigation of allegations of child abuse and neglect. (BDR 38-333):Any person who is described in paragraph (a) of subsection who delivers or provides medical services to a newborn infant and who, in his professional or occupational capacity, knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the newborn infant was born affected by prenatal illegal substance abuse , prenatal abuse of other drugs or substances or prenatal abuse of alcohol or has withdrawal symptoms resulting from such abuse, or has experienced other complications at birth as a result of such abuse as determined by a physician, shall, as soon as reasonably practicable but not later than 24 hours after the person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the newborn infant is so affected or has such symptoms, notify a agency which provides child welfare services of the condition of the infant...A notification and referral to an agency which provides child welfare services pursuant to this subsection shall not be construed to require prosecution for any illegal action...

Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, AB83 no further action allowed.


SB411 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

AB629 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon



Appropriates $101,169 from the State General Fund to the Bureau of Family Health Services of the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services to fund 25 diagnostic clinics for fetal alcohol syndrome in northern and southern Nevada as part of the Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative.

SB411: No action taken in Senate Finance Committee 06/05/2007

AB629: Approved by Governor 06/13/2007

SB296 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon



Revises the provisions governing when a child is in need of protection because he is affected by alcohol use, illegal substance abuse, or has withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Revises provisions governing abuse or neglect of children – Amending 4032B.170 to allow sharing of information with other state and local agencies if the purpose of the sharing is for the development of a plan for care, treatment or supervision of a child who has been abused or neglected, or an infant who is born and has been affected by prenatal illegal substance abuse or has withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure...

Approved by Governor 06/15/2005




Requires posting of signs in certain food establishments warning of risk of drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy and merges Advisory Subcommittee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome into Advisory Board on Maternal and Child Health.

Approved by Governor 05/28/2003