3701-55-10 Supplemental studies.

The director may conduct supplemental studies of the initial blood specimen collected pursuant to rule 3701-55-05 of the Administrative Code for the purpose of determining whether additional genetic, endocrine, or metabolic screening is necessary. The results of such supplemental studies will assist in determining whether additional screening can help detect other genetic, endocrine or metabolic disorders that cause disability if undiagnosed and untreated for which a medically accepted treatment is available. No additional blood samples or specimens shall be required to conduct a supplemental study or screening.

(A) Each supplemental screening shall be completed by the bureau of public health laboratory within seven business days after receiving the properly collected and submitted specimen.

(B) If upon supplemental screening of a specimen, the bureau of public health laboratory determines that a result indicates a potential risk for one or more of the supplemental screenings disorders, the director shall communicate the results to the following person, as applicable:

(1) If the child was born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center, to the child's attending physician, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist. If the director is unable to contact the attending physician, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist, the director shall communicate the results to the newborn screening coordinator at the facility where the child was born .

(2) If the child was not born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center, the director shall communicate the results to:

(a) The attending physician, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner or the clinical nurse specialist in attendance; or

(b) The health commissioner of the health district in which the mother, legal guardian, or legal custodian resides, if there was no attending physician, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist in attendance. The health commissioner shall make a reasonable effort to locate the child's mother, legal guardian or legal custodian of the child, and to notify the mother, legal guardian or legal custodian of the child of the results of the supplemental screening.

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: 8/30/2006