3705.31 Purposes of system.

If implemented under section 3705.30 of the Revised Code, the birth defects information system may be used for all of the following purposes:

(A) To identify and describe congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(B) To detect trends and epidemics in congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(C) To quantify morbidity and mortality of congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(D) To stimulate epidemiological research regarding congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(E) To identify risk factors for congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(F) To facilitate intervention in and prevention of congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(G) To facilitate access to treatment for congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(H) To inform and educate the public about congenital anomalies, stillbirths, and abnormal conditions of newborns.

Cite as R.C. § 3705.31

History. Effective Date: 10-05-2000