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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 5. Regulation of Medical Care Facilities and Services
2/19/2018

§ 32.1-134.01. Certain information required for maternity patients.

Every licensed nurse midwife, licensed midwife, or hospital providing maternity care shall, prior to releasing each maternity patient, make available to such patient and, if present, to the father of the infant, other relevant family members, or caretakers, information about the incidence of postpartum blues and perinatal depression, information to increase awareness of shaken baby syndrome and the dangers of shaking infants, and information about safe sleep environments for infants that is consistent with current information available from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This information shall be discussed with the maternity patient and the father of the infant, other relevant family members, or caretakers who are present at discharge.

2003, c. 647; 2005, c. 518; 2015, c. 296.

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