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The FASD Center

New Mexico

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Jerome Romero
Principal Investigator
University of New Mexico
Statewide Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Program
2650 Yale Boulevard, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-925-2302
Fax: 505-925-2313
E-mail: aggie@unm.edu

FASD State Web Site

Web site: preventfas.com Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

SB354 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Requirements for Professionals

2011

..."BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1. A new section of the Public Health Act is

enacted to read: "[NEW MATERIAL] LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH

FACILITIES THAT OFFER SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS.—The department shall issue a license to a health facility that offers substance abuse treatment programs to women if the health facility agrees to: A. offer the same services to pregnant women with substance abuse disorders, unless otherwise medically indicated; and B. give preference in admissions to a pregnant woman who seeks or is referred to the health facility for treatment of a substance abuse disorder."

Final House Vote

Pocket Veto

03/14/2011

SM19 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SJM28 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2009

A memorial requesting the creation of a statewide task force to assess and improve access to substance abuse treatment and prenatal care for pregnant women with substance abuse problems...

WHEREAS, early intervention efforts during the prenatal

period increase the likelihood that women will successfully recover from alcohol and other drug abuse;

SM19: Signed 03/19/09

SJM28: Action postponed indefinitely on legislative day 8.

SB611 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2007

Making appropriations and authorizing expenditures by state agencies..... 24. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for a fetal alcohol syndrome awareness program media campaign in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque; thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to support

and strengthen a fetal alcohol syndrome prevention program at

the university of New Mexico;

Signed by the Governor 03/13/2007

SB827 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2007

Section 68. Local government division projects—general fund.--The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the local government division of the department of finance and administration for expenditure in fiscal years 2007 through 2011, unless otherwise provided in Section 2 of this act, for the following purposes: .... 698. thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to

purchase and equip a vehicle for use by a provider of fetal

alcohol syndrome awareness programs statewide;

Signed by the Governor 03/15/2007

SB1175 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Criminalization

2007

An Act relating to health; providing court-ordered treatment for the biological parents of a baby born with fetal alcohol syndrome or drug addiction; providing penalties.

Action postponed indefinitely in the Senate Public Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on legislative day 17

SB1166 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2007

An Act relating to health; providing procedures for depo-provera contraceptive injections to women who give birth to a drug- or alcohol-addicted baby for a second time.

Failed passage in Senate on legislative day 40

SB954 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2007

Section 1. Appropriation.--Three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2008 to support and strengthen a fetal alcohol syndrome prevention program at the university of New Mexico that delivers awareness programs in Spanish and English and initiates collaborations statewide. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2008 shall revert to the general fund.

Action postponed indefinitely in the Senate Finance Committee on legislative day 21

HB523 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2007

Section 1. Appropriation.--Three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the children, youth and families department for expenditure in fiscal year 2008 to contract with a nonprofit organization for a fetal alcohol syndrome awareness pilot project. The project shall use the media and associated visual and audio aids to conduct associated awareness initiatives in public schools and target health areas throughout the state.

Action postponed indefinitely in the House Appropriations and Finance Committee on legislative day 15

HB141 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Criminalization

2007

Whoever gives birth to a child who has fetal alcohol syndrome is guilty of a misdemeanor, unless the fetal alcohol syndrome results in the child's death, in which case, the child's mother is guilty of a second degree felony.

Introduced to House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee 2007

HJM43 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2006

A joint memorial requesting that the department of health, the human services department, the children, youth and families department and the public education department recognize the issue of fetal alcohol syndrome and endorse the viewing of "Gary and the Angels" to increase awareness of this syndrome and that state agencies work with private sector entities to take tangible steps to end fetal alcohol syndrome.

Passed both Houses on legislative day 22

SB463 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2006

An act making an appropriation to the department of health for a fetal alcohol syndrome awareness pilot project. Section 1. Appropriation.--Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2007 to contract with a nonprofit organization for a fetal alcohol syndrome awareness pilot project. The project shall show the film "Gary and the Angels" and conduct associated awareness initiatives in public schools and target health areas throughout the state. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall revert to the general fund.

Sent to Senate Finance Committee on legislative day 9

HB622 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2006

The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the local government division of the department of finance and administration for expenditure in fiscal years 2006 through 2010, unless otherwise provided in Section 2 of this act, for the following purposes:... twenty-five thousand dollars ($ 25,000) to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish a facility for use by a foundation promoting fetal alcohol syndrome awareness in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

Chaptered 03/09/2006

SB190 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Funding

2005

Making general appropriations and authorizing expenditures by state agencies required by law – also appropriating funds for fetal alcohol study.

Effective 03/17/2005, without funds appropriated for FASD

Senate Memorial 13 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2005

Whereas, underage drinking is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined and can result in children born with fetal alcohol syndrome, now, therefore, be it resolved by the senate of the state of New Mexico that the public education department, the children, youth and families department and the department of health be requested to participate in campaigns to increase awareness of the problem of underage drinking in New Mexico.

Signed on legislative day 49 by the officers of the Senate