3701-55-03 Public health laboratory responsibilities.

The bureau of public health laboratory shall provide screening for the presence of genetic, endocrine, or metabolic disorders in newborn children. In providing this screening, the bureau shall do all of the following:

(A) Provide instructions for collecting, handling and transporting specimens with specimen collection kits;

(B) Complete each screening within seven business days after receiving the properly collected and submitted specimen;

(C) Transmit the results of the screening performed to the appropriate person, as specified in rule 3701-55-07 of the Administrative Code, in the manner prescribed by the director;

(D) Keep all newborn screening specimens and the demographic forms associated with each specimen for not less than two years from the date of the bureau's initial receipt of each specimen;

(E) Keep electronic raw test data and any electronic images of reports and/or letters created for each specimen for not less than two years from the date of the bureau's initial receipt of each specimen;

(F) Maintain electronically the screening results, demographic information, and case management information for each properly collected and submitted specimen received by the bureau for not less than twenty one years; and

(G) Provide reports regarding unsatisfactory specimens, disease specific reports and other reports to programs within the department of health, or to entities under grant or contract with the department of health, as prescribed and deemed necessary by the director to carry out the functions and responsibilities of the director and the department of health.

Effective: 02/13/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/27/2013 and 11/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.501
Rule Amplifies: 3701.501
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/1999, 3/17/03 (Emer.), 6/15/03, 2/13/2009