Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0235 - Religious Exemption from Newborn Screening Testing

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) A religious exemption from testing for congenital disorders may be claimed if the infant is being reared as an adherent to a religion the teachings of which are opposed to such testing.
(a) In the event a religious exemption is claimed from the requirements for testing for congenital disorders, the person otherwise responsible for submitting the specimen for testing shall be responsible for submitting a completed statement to the state public health laboratory signed by the infant's parent or legal guardian using the following language:


The undersigned parent or legal guardian of___________, born on_________, states that this child is exempt from newborn screening testing for detection of congenital disorders in that the child is being reared as an adherent to a religion the teachings of which are opposed to such testing. ________________________________________________

(Signature of parent or legal guardian)



(b) The completed statement in subsection (a) of this section may be made on the reverse side of the original specimen identification form which otherwise accompanies the dried blood specimen used to test the infant for congenital disorders.


Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0235
HD 18-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 9-11-81; HD 3-1982, f. & ef. 2-25-82; HD 17-1983, f. & ef. 10-12-83; HD 10-1986, f. & ef. 6-11-86; HD 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-19-91; OHD 15-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-02; PH 30-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-04 thru 3-13-05; PH 37-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-7-04; PH 11-2014, f. 4-15-14, cert. ef. 5-1-14

Stat. Auth.: ORS 431.180

Stats. Implemented: ORS 433.285

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