(A) As used in this section, "opioid" means opium, opium derivatives, and synthetic opium substitutes.
(B) Each maternity unit, newborn care nursery, and maternity home shall report to the department of health the number of newborns born to residents of this state in the unit, nursery, or home during the preceding calendar quarter that were diagnosed as opioid dependent at birth. The reports shall be submitted not later than thirty days after the end of each quarter and shall not include any patient-identifying information.
(C) The department shall establish standards and procedures for reporting the information required by this section. The information reported under this section shall not be used for law enforcement purposes or disclosed to law enforcement authorities.
(D) The department shall compile the information submitted under this section and make a summary of that information available to the public not later than ninety days after the end of each calendar year.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 315, §1, eff. 7/10/2014.