Senate Bill No. 305
Introduced By cole, hargrove, keating, holland
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring the department of public health and human services to
receive COLLECT data
on chemically dependent pregnant women USING ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG; and requiring the department to
implement a public information program for the dissemination and use of information concerning the sources and hazards
of chemical dependency as they relate to THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH, BY pregnant
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Department to
receive COLLECT data and coordinate program concerning chemically
dependent pregnant women WHO USE ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH. (1) The department must
SHALL, on an ongoing basis, receive COLLECT from the following sources the information provided in subsection (2):
(a) local boards of health and health officers;
(b) the program established pursuant to 53-24-207;
(c) reports made pursuant to 41-3-201; and
(d) the Montana initiative for the abatement of mortality in infants (MIAMI) project provided for in Title 50, chapter 19, part 3.
(2) The department
must receive SHALL COLLECT information concerning chemically dependent pregnant women
WHO USE ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH. The information compiled by the department may consist of
the names, places of residence, and treatment status of chemically dependent pregnant women and must identify as a
separate category those pregnant women whose unborn children are considered by the department to be at high risk because
of the degree or type of the chemical dependency of their mothers NONIDENTIFYING DEMOGRAPHIC
INFORMATION INCLUDING AGE, COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, AND FACTS CONCERNING THE USE OF
ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH, BY PREGNANT WOMEN.
(3) Within the limitation of the resources of the department, the department shall implement a program for the dissemination and use of the information received pursuant to subsection (2) and the information designated in subsection (4).
(4) The department shall create an informational program concerning the sources and hazards of
chemical dependency as
they relate to THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH, BY pregnant women. THE DEPARTMENT
MAY USE THE INFORMATION GATHERED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) TO DIRECT THE
INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM TO THOSE PREGNANT WOMEN WHOSE UNBORN CHILDREN ARE
CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE AT HIGH RISK BECAUSE OF THE DEGREE, TIME, OR OTHER
FACTORS CONCERNING THE PREGNANT WOMEN'S USE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH. The
program must consist of at least:
(a) information provided to persons engaged in the retail sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages, as defined in
16-1-106, of the sources and hazards of
substance abuse THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH, by
pregnant women. The department shall determine the retailers who, because of their type of license for the sale of alcoholic
beverages, location, or manner of sale, or consumers who, because of the place of consumption, should receive the
information from the department.
(b) information provided to
persons required to report pursuant to 41-3-201 PROVIDERS OF HEALTH CARE
SERVICES TO PREGNANT WOMEN of the sources and hazards of chemical dependency as they relate to THE USE OF
ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG, OR BOTH, BY pregnant women.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 53, chapter 24, and the provisions of Title 53, chapter 24, apply to [section 1].