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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 80. Regulations for Administration of the Virginia Hearing Impairment Identification and Monitoring System

12VAC5-80-150. Screening for congenital cytomegalovirus.

A. If a newborn has a failed newborn hearing screening, the discharging hospital or other birthing center shall collect and submit a sample for cCMV testing prior to discharge. If the newborn is under the care of a specialty level or subspecialty level nursery, the cCMV screening shall be performed in accordance with the protocols.

To ensure full implementation of cCMV testing, the department may establish contracts with a designated testing laboratory to ensure testing, and the established contracts shall comply with all federal assurances.

B. The department shall develop or approve and publish informational materials for the general public, healthcare providers, women who may become pregnant, expectant parents, and parents of infants regarding:

1. The incidence of CMV;

2. The transmission and prevention of CMV to pregnant women and women who may become pregnant;

3. Birth defects caused by cCMV;

4. Methods of diagnosing cCMV;

5. Potential benefits of screening for and diagnosis of cCMV;

6. Available methods of treating cCMV; and

7. Resources available for families of children born with cCMV.

C. Healthcare providers providing prenatal care are encouraged to provide patients with information about cCMV.

D. Birthing facilities providing care to an infant who was screened for cCMV are required to report to the Department of Health identification and monitoring system within one week of discharge.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-64.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. September 1, 2020.

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