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Ohio Bill Modifying Offense of “Corrupting Another With Drugs” (HB 394)

This law was last updated on Jan 7, 2015




HB 394


Signed into Law


Dec 23, 2013


Co-sponsors: 41
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 43


Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Full Bill Text

HB 394 modifies the offense of “Corrupting Another With Drugs” (Ohio Rev. Code § 2925.02)  and makes it a felony for a person to knowingly “[b]y any means, furnish or administer a controlled substance to a pregnant woman or induce or cause a pregnant woman to use a controlled substance, when the offender knows that the woman is pregnant or is reckless in that regard.”


The introduced version of HB 394 and the version that passed the House in April 2014 did not contain the above provision; they related only to providing pharmacists authority to administer immunizations.

HB 394 was amended in December by the Senate to include the provisions regarding corrupting pregnant women with drugs. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Kasich on December 19, 2014.