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Pennsylvania

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Debra Sanders, (Interim) FASD State Coordinator
Drug and Alcohol Program Analyst
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Bureau of Treatment, Prevention and Intervention
02 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-783-8200
Fax: 717-787-6285
E-mail: dsanders@pa.gov

FASD State Task Force

FASD Task Force
Chair: Debra Sanders, Interim Chair
Phone: 717- 783-8200
E-mail: dsanders@pa.gov

FASD State Plan

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Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

HR378 Exit Disclaimer GraphicPDF icon

Prevention

2011

A Resolution declaring September 2011 as "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.

Adopted 09/27/2011

SB751 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Criminalization

2011

Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, further defining "dependent child."

is a newborn and receives a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome or tests positive for any amount of an illegal controlled substance, unless the child tests positive for a controlled substance as a result of the mother's lawful intake of such substance as prescribed.

Referred to Judiciary

03/07/2011

HR900 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Prevention

2010

Designating the month of September 2010 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania. 3

WHEREAS, Alcoholism and drug addiction is a major public health problem in this Commonwealth and our nation; and....

WHEREAS, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol and drug syndrome and other addiction-related illness;

Adopted

09/14/ 2010

SB1191 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Criminalization

2010

In Pennsylvania, temporary legal custody of a child can be transferred from a parent, legal guardian, or other custodian, if a child is found by the courts to be a "dependent child". This bill adds to the definition of a dependent child as follows: The definition of "dependent child" in section 6302 of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:

§ 6302. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section: "Dependent child." A child who:...(11) is a newborn and receives a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome or tests positive for any amount of an illegal controlled substance, unless the child tests positive for a controlled substance as a result of the mother's lawful intake of such substance as prescribed.

Referred to Judiciary 02/01/2010

HR279 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2009

A RESOLUTION Recognizing the month of May 2009 as "Healthy Babies Month" in Pennsylvania and urging prospective parents to be informed about prenatal care....WHEREAS, Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy include... avoiding tobacco, alcohol and illicit substances...the House of Representatives urge prospective parents to contact the March of Dimes and allied health care organizations for literature on how to prepare themselves before conception and during pregnancy.

Adopted 04/9/2009

HR451 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2009

Designating the month of September 2009 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania, and recognizing the 20th anniversary of "National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month." ...WHEREAS, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol syndrome and other addiction-related health conditions;...

Adopted 09/17/2009

HR862 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

SR377 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2008

Designating the month of September 2008 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania.

HR862: Adopted, 09/16/2008

SR377: Adopted, 09/18/2008

HR390 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2007

Designating the month of September 2007 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania... WHEREAS, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol and drug syndrome and other addiction-related illness

Adopted, 09/24/2007

HR261 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2007

A resolution Recognizing the month May 2007 as "Healthy Babies Month" in Pennsylvania and urging prospective parents to be informed about prenatal care....

Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy include... avoiding tobacco, alcohol and illicit substances...the House of Representatives urge prospective parents to contact the March of Dimes and allied health care organizations for literature on how to prepare themselves before conception and during pregnancy.

Adopted, 05/08/2007

HR660 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2006

Whereas, Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy include prevention of infections such as rubella, not using prescription or over-the-counter medications without approval of a doctor and avoiding tobacco, alcohol and illicit substances...therefore be it resolved, That the House of Representatives recognize the month of May 2006 as "Healthy Babies Month" in Pennsylvania and urge parents and prospective parents to contact the March of Dimes and allied health care organizations for literature on how to prepare themselves before conception and during pregnancy.

Introduced as non-controversial resolution under rule 35 04/03/2006

HR167 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2005

Whereas, Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy include prevention of infections such as rubella, not using prescription or over-the-counter medications without approval of a doctor and avoiding tobacco, alcohol and illicit substances; therefore be it resolved, That the House of Representatives recognize the month of May 2005 as "Healthy Babies Month" in Pennsylvania and urge parents and prospective parents to contact the March of Dimes and allied health care organizations for literature on how to prepare themselves before conception and during pregnancy.

Adopted 04/11/2005

HR393 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2005

Memorializing the Congress of the United States to amend the Social Security Act to include Medicaid coverage for addiction treatment for pregnant women...whereas, Addiction treatment drastically reduces health care spending and the incidence rates of fetal alcohol syndrome and drug and alcohol-related crime...

Adopted 07/06/2005

HR434 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2005

Designating the month of September 2005 as "Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania...whereas, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol syndrome and other addiction-related illness...resolved, That the House of Representatives designate the month of September 2005 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania.

Adopted 09/27/2005

HR334 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Treatment

2005

Designating June 15, 2005, as "White Deer Run/Cove Forge, Inc., Day" in Pennsylvania and congratulating White Deer Run/Cove Forge, Inc., on 35 years of bringing healing to Pennsylvania families of persons with alcohol and other drug addictions...whereas, Treatment for the primary disease of alcohol and drug addiction prevents fetal alcohol and drug syndrome and other addiction-related illnesses...resolved That the House of Representatives designate June 15, 2005, as "White Deer Run/Cove Forge, Inc., Day" in Pennsylvania...

Introduced as non-controversial resolution under rule 35 06/13/2005

HR855 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2004

Designating the month of September 2004 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania. whereas, Addiction treatment prevents fetal alcohol syndrome and other addiction-related illness...resolved, That the House of Representatives designate the month of September 2004 as "Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" in Pennsylvania.

Adopted 10/04/2004