(a) The Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health shall require each birthing facility
licensed by the Department of Health and Human Resources to perform a pulse oximetry
screening on every newborn in its care, when the baby is twenty-four to forty-eight
hours of age, or as late as possible if the baby is to be discharged from the hospital
before he or she is twenty-four hours of age.
(b) As used in this article, “birthing facility” means an inpatient or ambulatory health care facility licensed by the Department
of Health and Human Resources that provides birthing and newborn care services.
(c) The commissioner shall adopt procedural rules and propose legislative rules for
legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code, that are necessary to carry out the purposes of this article.
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