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The FASD Center

New Jersey

FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC Members)

Elizabeth Dahms, M.S., RNC
Public Health Consultant 1, Nursing
Reproductive and Perinatal Health Services
New Jersey Department of Health
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-5616
Fax: 609-292-9288
E-mail: elizabeth.dahms@doh.state.nj.us

Margaret Gray
Coordinator, Primary and Preventive Health Services
Reproductive and Perinatal Health Services
New Jersey Department of Health
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-5616
Fax: 609-292-3580
E-mail: margaret.gray@doh.state.nj.us

FASD State Task Force

New Jersey Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Other Perinatal Addictions Task Force
Chair: Barbara May, RN, MPH

FASD State Web site

New Jersey Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
Web site: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/opmrdd/fasd/ Exit Disclaimer Graphic

FASD State Plan

New Jersey State Plan PDF icon

FASD State Resources

Be In the Know New Jersey
Web site: www.beintheknownj.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic

The Department of Health and Senior Services
Web site: www.nj.gov/health/fhs/prenatal/perinatal.shtml Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Hotline
Available twenty-four hours/day, 7 days/week, the DOH provides support to the regional Maternal and Child Health Consortia (MCHC) for the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project. These programs are responsible for training physicians to screen pregnant women for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, maintaining addiction and health services resource directories, providing perinatal addictions education to a broad and varied audience and other related initiatives. DOH also funds six regional FASD Diagnostic Centers.
Toll-free phone: 800-328-3838

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

A1908 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Requirements for Professionals

2008

Requires DHSS and DHS to establish autism and intellectual and other developmental disabilities awareness program for certain first responders. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

Approved 09/09/2008

SB1015 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

A841 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2008

Requires health insurers to cover costs of early intervention services for persons from birth to three years of age whose primary diagnosis is developmental delay. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

SB1015: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee 01/28/2008

A841: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee 01/08/2008

HB3837 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2007

Requires health insurers to cover costs of early intervention services for persons from birth to three years of age whose primary diagnosis is developmental delay. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee 01/04/2007

SB2303 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2006

Requires health insurers to cover costs of early intervention services for persons from birth to three years of age whose primary diagnosis is developmental delay. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee 11/13/2006

A1629 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2004

Requires health insurers to cover costs of early intervention services for persons from birth to three years of age whose primary diagnosis is developmental delay. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee 01/13/2004

A.J.R. 88 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2004

Designates September 9th of each year as "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day."

Referred to Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee 06/24/2004

A3452 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2003

Requires health insurers to cover costs of early intervention services for persons from birth to three years of age whose primary diagnosis is developmental delay. The state of New Jersey considers fetal alcohol syndrome to be a developmental delay.

Introduced, Referred to Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee 03/13/2003