7 AAC 50.770 - Health

(a) A facility shall ensure that each expectant mother is under the medical supervision of a licensed physician.
(b) A facility shall ensure that periodic examinations and laboratory tests recommended by a physician are performed according to standards of good prenatal care.
(c) A facility that admits pregnant adolescents earlier than 60 days before delivery shall ensure that
(1) a pregnant adolescent receives comprehensive prenatal care, including regular visits to an obstetrician or certified nurse mid-wife, according to the schedule of the professional providing the care;
(2) medical appointments the pregnant adolescent misses are made up; and
(3) a system is established to provide background medical information on the pregnant adolescent to the hospital or birthing center that the pregnant adolescent has identified as the location of the baby's delivery.
(d) A facility shall arrange to have a staff member, family member, or volunteer company a expectant mother to the hospital or birthing center when she is ready to deliver and remain with the expectant mother until health care personnel are assigned to her.
(e) Following delivery, a facility shall ensure a mother receives medical and nursing supervision and is allowed an adequate period for recovery.
(f) A facility providing care and services to an adolescent and her infant or other young child within the facility after childbirth shall ensure that mothers follow the early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) schedule of the department's division of public health in obtaining health care for infants.
(g) A facility shall ensure a practicing physician makes postnatal examination of the mother and the infant or that an appointment is made for the examinations before their discharge from the facility.
(h) A facility must have a written agreement with each clinic or hospital that is used for obstetrical and related services provided to clients of the maternity home and their infants. The agreement must include any services the clinic or hospital will provide to ensure the facility meets the requirements of 7 AAC 50.700 - 7 AAC 50.790, including training in prenatal care or maintenance of medical records.


7 AAC 50.770
Eff. 3/1/98, Register 145

Authority:AS 44.29.020

AS 47.35.010(a)(3)

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