(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.