145.9265 FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME EFFECTS; DRUG-EXPOSED INFANT.
The commissioner of health, in coordination with the commissioner of education 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.
History: 1992 c 571 art 10 s 8; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 2003 c 130 s 12