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This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:58 AM by ddonat. --> This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 5:07 PM by rday. -->              1     

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH REGARDING

             2     
SUBSTANCES HARMFUL DURING PREGNANCY

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Carlene M. Walker

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      Committee Note:
             10          The Health and Human Services Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             11      General Description:
             12          This bill amends the Utah H. [ Human Services ] Health .H Code to establish a public
             12a      education and
             13      outreach program regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances that are
             14      harmful during pregnancy.
             15      Highlighted Provisions:
             16          This bill:
             17          .    directs the H. [ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, within the ] .H
             17a      Department
             18      of H. [ Human Services, ] Health .H to conduct a public education and outreach program to
             18a      inform
             19      pregnant women, and women who may become pregnant, of the risk of using
             20      substances that are harmful during pregnancy, of treatment available to avoid or
             21      stop the use or abuse of these substances, and legal protections pertaining to this
             22      treatment.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             28      ENACTS:
             29      H. [     62A-15-1101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30          62A-15-1102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
]

             30a          26-7-4, Utah Code Annotated 1953 .H
             31     
             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33           H. [ Section 1. Section 62A-15-1101 is enacted to read:
             34     
Part 11. Education and Outreach

             35          62A-15-1101. Title.
             36          This part is known as "Education and Outreach."
             37          Section 2.
Section 62A-15-1102 is enacted to read:
             38          62A-15-1102. Public education and outreach regarding substances harmful
             39      during pregnancy.
             40          The division shall conduct a public education and outreach program to inform pregnant
             41      women and women who may become pregnant of:
             42          (1) the danger of using alcohol, tobacco, or other harmful substances during pregnancy;
             43          (2) treatment and other assistance available to help women avoid or stop the use or
             44      abuse of a substance described in Subsection (1); and
             45          (3) legal protections provided by law or court rule that prohibit information relating to
             46      treatment received under Subsection (2) from being used as evidence against the woman in
             47      court.
]
             47a          Section 1. Section 26-7-4 is enacted to read:
             47b          26-7-4. Public education and outreach regarding substances harmful during
             47c      pregnancy.
             47d          S. [ The ] Beginning on July 1, 2008, and ending on June 30, 2009, the .S department
             47d1      shall, under the direction of the Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-
             47e      violence Coordinating Council, created in Section 63-25a-203, and in consultation with the
             47f      Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, within the Department of Human Services,
             47g      conduct a public education and outreach program to inform pregnant women and women who
             47h      may become pregnant of:
             47i      (1) the danger of using alcohol, tobacco, or other harmful substances during
             47j      pregnancy;
             47k           (2) treatment and other assistance available to help women avoid or stop the use or
             47l      abuse of a substance described in Subsection (1); and
             47m           (3) legal protections provided by law or court rule that prohibit information relating
             47n      to treatment received under Subsection (2) from being used as evidence against the woman in
             47o      court. .H



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