Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
Newborn screening identifies conditions and diseases that may not be clinically
evident in the first few days or weeks of an infant's life but that can affect
an infant's long-term health or survival. If these conditions are detected
early they can be diagnosed, and appropriate intervention can prevent death or
lessen or prevent disability. In Oregon, all infants are required to be
screened, except for those whose parents opt out because of their religious
beliefs. The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory performs this newborn
screening testing and provides the results to those designated on the testing
form as responsible for the health and medical care of the infant so that they
can undertake the necessary confirmatory diagnostic testing and medical
follow-up. To obtain more information about Newborn Bloodspot Screening go to
(2) These rules do not apply to newborn
hearing screening, congenital heart defect screening, or other "point of care"
newborn screening tests.
Or. Admin. R.
adopt filed 12/20/2018, effective 01/01/2019;
24-2019, amend filed 11/18/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS