Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1000 - Newborn Screening: Purpose

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

(1) 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 www.healthoregon.org/nbs.
(2) These rules do not apply to newborn hearing screening, congenital heart defect screening, or other "point of care" newborn screening tests.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1000
PH 283-2018, adopt filed 12/20/2018, effective 01/01/2019; PH 24-2019, amend filed 11/18/2019, effective 11/25/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.014, 433.285 & 431A.750

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.285, 433.290 & 433.295

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