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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 71. Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services
4/22/2024

12VAC5-71-210. Critical congenital heart disease screening protocols.

A. Hospitals shall develop protocols for critical congenital heart disease screening (i) in accordance with 12VAC5-71-220 through 12VAC5-71-260 and (ii) modeled after national recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding CCHD, such as those specified in Strategies for Implementing Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (Kemper et al., Pediatrics, November 2011, Volume 128, Issue 5 (2011 Nov;128(5):e1259-67) and Implementing Recommended Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (Martin et al., Pediatrics, 2013, Volume 132, Issue 1 (2013 Jul;132(1):e185-92) and subsequent revisions and editions.

B. Hospitals shall develop protocols for the physical evaluation by licensed practitioners of newborns with abnormal screening results.

C. Hospitals shall develop protocols for the referral of newborns with abnormal screening results, if needed, after evaluation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-67 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. October 20, 2016.

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