10A NCAC 27H .0307       PROTECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY

(a)  Non‑immune direct care employees or non‑immune residents who are known to be pregnant shall be informed of the risk to the fetus of being exposed to a hepatitis B carrier.

(b)  Residents and employees shall be provided information regarding the risk during pregnancy including, but not limited to, the following information:

(1)           Risk of transmission of hepatitis B to the fetus appears to be most likely in the last three months of pregnancy.

(2)           Infants born to mothers who have acute hepatitis B during the last three months of pregnancy or who are hepatitis B carriers at the time of delivery may become infected before birth (while in the uterus) or at the time of birth.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑147;

Eff. November 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.