Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1020 - Newborn Screening: Persons Responsible for Ensuring that First Specimens are Collected and Submitted

(1) The following, in order of priority, are responsible for ensuring that first specimens are collected and submitted in accordance with this rule:
(a) Hospitals and freestanding birthing centers, if the infant is born at the hospital or freestanding birthing center.
(b) A facility or practitioner responsible for the infant's medical care soon after birth.
(c) Parents or legal guardians of the infant when the birth is unattended by a practitioner.
(2) The persons described in section (1) of this rule must ensure that specimens are collected within the timeframes and in the manner described in OAR 333-024-1030 to 333-024-1040, and in accordance with the instructions provided by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory available in the Oregon Newborn Bloodspot Screening Practitioner's Manual (Practitioner's Manual), 12th Edition; 2022 found at www.healthoregon.org/nbs, unless the infant is exempt pursuant to OAR 333-024-1050.
(3) A person who collects and submits the first specimen from a two-part or three-part collection kit must provide the remaining specimen card(s) to the person described in OAR 333-024-1025 who has the responsibility for ensuring that the second specimen is collected and, when applicable, the third specimen.


Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1020
PH 283-2018, adopt filed 12/20/2018, effective 01/01/2019; PH 24-2019, amend filed 11/18/2019, effective 11/25/2019; PH 83-2022, amend filed 05/25/2022, effective 6/1/2022

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

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.285, 433.290 & 433.295

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