37.57.305 NEWBORNS OTHER THAN THOSE HOSPITALIZED FOR NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE
(1) For newborns not requiring neonatal intensive care, the required blood specimen must be taken between 24 and 48 hours of age.
(2) In the event the newborn is discharged from a health care facility prior to 24 hours of age, the blood specimen must be taken immediately before discharge and, in addition:
(a) another specimen must be taken and submitted to the department's laboratory between the second and seventh day of the newborn's life; and
(b) the health care facility must:
(i) explain the reasons why it is of utmost importance to return for these tests; and
(ii) ensure that the parent or legal guardian of the newborn signs a statement assuming responsibility to cause a specimen to again be taken between the second and seventh day of life of the newborn and to submit it to the department for testing.
(3) For newborns not requiring neonatal intensive care, a pulse oximetry screening for CCHD must be completed per the department's recommended protocol prior to discharge and after 24 hours of age and screening results reported to the department as required by this subchapter.
(4) In the event the newborn is discharged from a health care facility prior to 24 hours of age, pulse oximetry screening must be completed immediately before discharge and the health care facility must:
(a) provide education to the newborn's family on the implications of screening prior to 24 hours of age;
(b) provide information on the optimal timing of a repeat screening and a location where repeat screening can be done; and
(c) document (a) and (b) in the newborn's medical record.
History: 50-19-202, MCA; IMP, 50-19-203, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 5/6/74; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 1612, Eff. 11/1/85; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 398; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1537, Eff. 7/1/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 44, Eff. 1/18/08; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1411, Eff. 7/1/14.