US KY: Kentucky Includes Drug Use During Pregnancy As Child Abuse

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 07:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 04 May 2018 - To deal with an explosion in the number of Kentucky newborns exposed to dangerous, addictive drugs by their pregnant mothers, lawmakers this year added a section to House Bill 1, a measure that otherwise streamlines the foster care system. The section -- which becomes law in July, along with the rest of HB 1 - -- expands the definition of child abuse in Kentucky to include neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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