Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Mission. The Virginia Congenital Anomalies Reporting and Education System
promotes the evaluation of the possible causes of birth defects, the
improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of children with birth defects, and
the provision of information to parents and health professionals about the
health resources available to aid such children.
Scope of services. The Virginia Congenital
Anomalies Reporting and Education System provides the following
population-based and enabling services:
Identification of children having certain birth defects using data from
documents such as birth certificates filed with the State Registrar of Vital
Records, hospital medical records, and newborn screening system
2. Collection of data to
evaluate the possible causes of birth defects.
3. Publication of birth defect surveillance
4. Technical assistance and
education to health professionals and parents.
Referral to Care Connection for Children.
This system is governed by § 32.1-69.1 of the Code of
Criteria to receive services from VaCARES. Children with selected birth defects
who are under two years of age and residents of Virginia are eligible for the
1. Children with birth defects will receive
early diagnosis and assistance in finding and accessing health care
2. Birth defect
surveillance data will be used in making decisions regarding health services
planning and to promote scientific collaboration for the prevention of birth
Admin. Code §
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25,
§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-77 of the Code of