Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 25 USCS § 1665 (5) [Title 25. Indians; Chapter 18. Indian Health Care; Behavioral Health Programs; General Programs],

“(A) In general. The term "fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" includes a range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy, including physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.

(B) Inclusions. The term "fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" may include--

(i) fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS);

(ii) partial fetal alcohol syndrome (partial FAS);

(iii) alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD); and

(iv) alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders (ARND).”