2017 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 5 - Sickle Cell Anemia
§ 18-503. Notice requirements; confirmatory test

  • (a) Notice requirements. -- On determination of the presence of sickle cell anemia, the Department shall:
    • (1) Notify in writing:
      • (i) The physician of record or the institution at which the child is born; and
      • (ii) The parents or guardian of the infant;
    • (2) Provide the parents or guardian of the infant and the physician of record with educational materials; and
    • (3) Offer referral for genetic counseling.
  • (b) Confirmatory test. -- Within 2 months after a positive finding of sickle cell anemia, a confirmatory test shall be administered and the results of this test shall be reported to the Department.
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