12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-90-140 - Procedure for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

The physician, nurse, or midwife in charge of the infant's care after delivery of a baby shall ensure that a 1-cm ribbon of 0.5% erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is administered in each eye of that newborn baby as soon as possible. This treatment shall be recorded in the medical record of the infant.


12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-90-140
Derived from VR355-28-100 §7.1, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 13, eff. March 28, 2011; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 06, eff. 12/26/2019.

Statutory Authority: §§ 32.1-12, 32.1-35, and 32.1-42 of the Code of Virginia.

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