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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 71. Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services
7/13/2024

12VAC5-71-230. Critical congenital heart disease screening results.

A. Recording results.

1. All CCHD screening results shall be recorded in the newborn's medical record.

2. All CCHD screening results shall be entered into the electronic birth certificate system with the following information:

a. CCHD screening completed, CCHD pass or fail, and pulse oximetry values, if applicable; or

b. Not screened pursuant to 12VAC5-71-220 C 4.

B. Abnormal screening results.

1. Abnormal screening results shall be reported by the authorized health care provider who conducted the screening to the attending physician or his designee immediately.

2. A newborn shall be evaluated by an attending physician or his designee according to the timeframes within the hospital protocol developed in accordance with 12VAC5-71-210.

3. A newborn shall not be discharged from care until:

a. A cause for the abnormal screening result has been determined and a plan is in place for immediate evaluation at another medical facility; or

b. An echocardiogram has been performed and read, and an appropriate clinical plan has been developed.

4. Any diagnosis arising from abnormal screening results shall be entered into the electronic birth certificate system.

5. The attending physician or his designee shall provide notification of abnormal screening results and any diagnoses to the newborn's parent or guardian and to the primary care provider in charge of the newborn's care after the newborn leaves the hospital.

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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