In Virginia, newborn blood-spot screening is mandated by the Code of Virginia, Title 32.1 – Health, Chapter 2 – Disease Prevention and Control, Statutes 32.1 – 32.1-69 Links to each statute are listed below.
Statute 32.1-65 Certain newborn screening required.
Statute 32.1-66 Commissioner to notify physicians; reports to the Commissioner.
Statute 32.1-67 Duty of Board for follow-up and referral protocols; regulations.
Statute 32.1-67.1 Confidentiality of records; prohibition of discrimination.
Statute 32.1-68 Commissioner to establish screening program; review by Board; program to include education and post-screening; laboratory tests.
Statute 32.1-69 Records confidential; disclosure of results of screening.
In Virginia, newborn blood spot screening is governed by the Virginia Administrative Code, Chapter 71, Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services Links to each section are listed below.
Section 10 Definitions
Section 20 Administration of chapter
Section 30 Core panel of heritable disorders and genetic diseases
Section 40 Religious exemption from newborn dried-blood-spot screening requirements
Section 50 Responsibilities of the physician or midwife
Section 60 Responsibilities of the first attending healthcare provider
Section 70 Newborn dried-blood-spot screening specimen collection, specimen submission, and notification for hospital deliveries
Section 80 Newborn dried-blood-spot screening specimen collection, specimen submission, and notification for deliveries outside of the hospital
Section 90 Responsibilities of the chief executive officer
Section 100 Responsibilities of the testing laboratory providing newborn dried-blood-spot screening tests
Section 110 Reporting to the commissioner
Section 120 Scope and content of Virginia Newborn Screening Services
Section 130 Responsibilities of the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic Network
Section 140 Responsibilities of metabolic treatment and genetic centers facilities
Section 150 Responsibilities of the Care Connection for Children network
Section 160 Availability of assistance for obtaining metabolic formula, low protein modified foods, and metabolic supplements
Section 170 Emergency suspension of assistance
Section 180 Use of federal, state, or other resources
Section 190 Confidentiality of information