(1) The attending health care provider shall perform during the first trimester of pregnancy or as early as possible a risk assessment which shall include an assessment for drug and alcohol usage. If the results of the assessment indicate that the patient uses or abuses drugs or alcohol or uses unlawful controlled substances, the provider shall tell the patient about the potential health effects of continued substance abuse and recommend counseling by a trained drug or alcohol abuse counselor.
(2) The provider shall supply to the local public health administrator demographic information concerning patients described in subsection (1) of this section without revealing the identity of the patients. The local administrator shall use forms prescribed by the Department of Human Services and shall send copies of the forms and any compilation made from the forms to the Department of Human Services at such times as the department may require by rule.
(3) The provider, if otherwise authorized, may administer or prescribe controlled substances that relieve withdrawal symptoms and assist the patient in reducing the need for unlawful controlled substances according to medically acceptable practices. [1989 c.1046 §4]Section: Previous 430.850 430.860 430.870 430.880 430.890 430.891 430.900 430.905 430.910 430.915 430.920 430.925 430.930 430.950 430.955 Next
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