37.57.304 NEWBORNS HOSPITALIZED FOR NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE
(1) If a newborn is hospitalized for neonatal intensive care, a specimen of its blood must be taken for testing prior to nonrespiratory treatment and no later than 48 hours of age, unless medically contraindicated, in which case the specimen must be taken as soon as the infant's medical condition permits.
(2) In the event that the initial screening blood specimen is taken at less than 24 hours of age, another screening specimen must be taken after 48 hours of age, and no later than 7 days of age.
(3) In the event that the newborn stays in a health care facility past 7 days of age, an additional screening blood specimen must be taken either at the time of discharge if the stay is less than one month, or at one month of age if the stay is one month or longer.
(4) Hospitals providing neonatal intensive care are responsible for developing and implementing a protocol to ensure a newborn hospitalized for neonatal intensive care receives screening for critical congenital heart disease.
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. 1298, Eff. 7/1/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 44, Eff. 1/18/08; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1411, Eff. 7/1/14.