3701-55-09 Religious exception.

(A) The provisions of this chapter requiring screening of newborn children do not apply if the parents of the child object thereto on the grounds that such screening conflicts with their religious tenets and practices.

(B) Refusal to consent to the newborn screening must be documented on forms provided by the Ohio department of health or must meet the minimum warning requirements set forth on the Ohio department of health forms. A copy of the refusal form or other documentation of parental refusal shall be sent to the Ohio 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: 3/17/2003 (Emer.), 6/15/03