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LAPPA Releases Model Act on Substance Use During Pregnancy and Family Care Plans

LAPPA (3/07) | The Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA), funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, HAS released the Model Substance Use During Pregnancy and Family Care Plans Act. According to the press release, “The Model Substance Use During Pregnancy and Family Care Plans Act (1) provides certain protections to pregnant or postpartum individuals with a substance use disorder so that such individuals are not penalized for receiving medical treatment, including medication(s) to treat the substance use disorder and (2) establishes that an infant born affected by parental substance use disorder or showing signs of withdrawal is not, by itself, grounds for submitting a report of child abuse or neglect.” Cont.

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