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FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Sarah Pine
Behavioral Health Program Manager
FASD Programs and Special Projects
DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
PO Box 45330
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 360-725-3807
Fax: 360-725-2280

FASD State Task Force

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Interagency Workgroup (FASIAWG)
Chair: Sarah Pine, Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

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FASD State Resources

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network (FAS DPN)
Susan J. Astley, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology/Pediatrics
Washington State FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network
University of Washington
Center on Human Development & Disability
Room 459, Box 357920
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Phone: 206-598-0555
Fax: 206-598-7815
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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Washington State (NOFAS Washington State)
Julie Gelo
Executive Director
PO Box 13182
Mill Creek, WA 98082
Phone: 206-940-2832
Fax: 425-485-8968
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Can Learn Christian Academy
Toni Hager, Director
1412 W. Central Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Phone: (509) 362-3418
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Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

SB5943 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon


Introduced 2009 Reintroduced 2010

This bill establishes the child welfare transformation design committee as a mechanism to design, in collaboration with the department of social and health services, the transition to performance-based contracts in the delivery of out-of-home care and case management services. The bill also repeals a section of the Washington Code that called for the development of a comprehensive plan for providing services to mothers who delivered a drug or alcohol exposed or affected infant.

By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status. 03/15/2010

SB1694 Exit Disclaimer Graphic 



Sec. 207 2008 c 329 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:... The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:...(12) The department shall not reduce and shall continue to secure and provide for evaluation training for assessing children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Delivered to Governor. Governor signed. Effective date 02/18/2009

HB2093 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon


Introduced 2005 Reintroduced 2006

A parent of a child, the person entrusted with the physical custody of a child or dependent person, or a person employed to provide to the child or dependent person the basic necessities of life is guilty of criminal mistreatment in the first degree: ...If a mother recklessly, as defined in RCW 9A.08.010, causes great bodily harm to her unborn quick child by the use of alcohol or any illicit drug....

By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status 01/09/2006

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Introduced 2005 Reintroduced 2006

An act relating to the use of pharmaceutical birth control or tubal ligation in cases of children born alcohol or drug-affected.

By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status 01/09/2006