congenital heart disease (also known as CCHD) means structural heart defects
usually associated with hypoxia in the newborn period that could have
significant morbidity or mortality early in life with the closing of the ductus
arteriosus or other physiologic changes early in life. Seven specific lesions
targeted for critical congenital heart disease screening are: hypoplastic left
heart syndrome; pulmonary atresia; tetralogy of Fallot; total anomalous
pulmonary venous return; transposition of the great arteries; tricuspid atresia
and truncus arteriosus.
Critical congenital heart disease screening means the identification of a
newborn or infant that may have a critical congenital heart defect, through the
use of a physiologic test.
Director means the director of the Ohio department of health or his or her
(D) Freestanding birthing
center means a facility other than a hospital perinatal unit providing
obstetrical delivery services registered under section
3702.30 of the Revised
(E) Infant means a child who
is at least thirty days but less than one year of age.
(F) Hospital has the same meaning as in
section 3701.503 of the Revised
(G) Newborn means a child who
is less than thirty days old.
For purposes of these rules, "Newborn care nursery" means a distinct portion of
a hospital in which inpatient care is provided to newborns and
infants. It also includes a distinct
portion of a
's hospital in which intensive care is
provided to newborns and
Pulse oximetry means a non-invasive
procedure used to measure the oxygen level (or oxygen saturation
) in the blood.