What Are the Laws Regarding Reporting Substance Abuse During Pregnancy?

Question by ~Christina~: What are the laws regarding reporting substance abuse during pregnancy?
I am in nursing school and one of my classes is called Family and Interpersonal Violence. I am doing a research paper about Abuse of the Unborn: Substance Abuse During Pregnancy. I have found a lot of useful information about the prevelance, effects drugs/alcohol on the baby, and getting help for those women. I am trying to determine if there are laws (I live in Florida) that say it is illegal for substance abuse during pregnancy or if there are laws that mandate health care providers to report this issue to DCF.

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Answer by SHANE
cps. gets in volved, real bad.

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