10A NCAC 43H .0314       SUBMISSION OF BLOOD SPECIMENS FOR SCREENING OF NEWBORNS

(a)  The attending physician shall draw a blood specimen for each infant born in North Carolina and shall submit such specimens to the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health for testing for the following metabolic and other hereditary and congenital disorders:

(1)           phenylketonuria (PKU);

(2)           galactosemia;

(3)           congenital primary hypothyroidism;

(4)           congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-hydroxylase deficiency); and

(5)           sickle cell disease.

(b)  Notwithstanding Paragraph (a) of this Rule, parents or guardians may object to screening in accordance with G.S. 130A‑125(b).

(c)  The hearing screening component of the Department's Newborn Screening Program is found in 10A NCAC 43F .1200.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑125;

Eff. April 1, 1992;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 21E .0501 Eff. February 10, 1993;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.