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145.9265 Fetal alcohol syndrome and effects and drug-exposed infant prevention.

The commissioner of health, in coordination with the commissioner of children, families, and learning and the commissioner of human services, shall design and implement a coordinated prevention effort to reduce the rates of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects, and reduce the number of drug-exposed infants. The commissioner shall:

(1) conduct research to determine the most effective methods of preventing fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, and drug-exposed infants and to determine the best methods for collecting information on the incidence and prevalence of these problems in Minnesota;

(2) provide training on effective prevention methods to health care professionals and human services workers; and

(3) operate a statewide media campaign focused on reducing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects, and reducing the number of drug-exposed infants.

HIST: 1992 c 571 art 10 s 8; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13