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1 Perinatal Programs Perinatal Programs Jeannie Clark, RN, ASN, BA, BSN, Director Stephanie Thorn, BA, RFTS SCRIPT Coordinator Merrial Richardson, MA, NHS/SIDS Coordinator Donna Haas, Secretary

2 Perinatal Programs Perinatal Programs West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau For Public Health Office of Maternal Child and Family Health Right From The Start Program Maternity Services Birth Score Program SCRIPT (Smoking Cessation/Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment) Newborn Hearing Screening

3 Current Birth Laws for all West Virginia Newborns Chapter 16 of WV Code – Public Health

4 Maternal Risk Screening Uniform Maternal Screening Act – WV Code §16-4E-1 et seq Passed 2009, implemented January 2011 Identifies risk conditions that may contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes All pregnant women who reside in WV must be screened using the Prenatal Risk Screening Instrument (PRSI) at first prenatal visit Provider must notify the woman of any identified high-risk condition and provide referrals as necessary Completed PRSI faxed to OMCFH by secure fax Any personally identifiable information on submitted PRSI forms will remain confidential and will not be released/disclosed for any reason other than data analysis of at-risk/high-risk pregnancies and planning purposes by public health officials, as required by the legislation Legislation

5 Birth Registration and Acknowledgment of Paternity WV State Code Birth registration WV Birth Certificate Requirements for Newborns 1st official document obtained for a new baby Filing must occur within 7 days after birth Code includes more detailed info regarding Birth registration and acknowledgment of paternity If the newborn's mother was married "either at the time of conception or birth," the law requires her husband's name to be listed on the birth certificate as the baby's father; An exception can be granted if a court has determined other paternity If the mother was not married, a father will not be listed on the birth certificate "without the written consent of the mother and of the person to be named as the father; if a court has established paternity, this rule does not apply Legislation 20intr.htm 20intr.htm Website For more information: certificate-requirements-newborns.html certificate-requirements-newborns.html

6 Newborn Metabolic Screening WV State Code 16 Article 22 - Detection and Control of Phenylketonuria, Galactosemia, hypothyroidism, and certain other diseases in newborn children WV routinely and universally screened for PKU, Hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, and hemoglobinopathies which include Sickle Cell disease, and newborn hearing Expanded 2/2/2009 to include testing for 29 diseases Population based No charge to family for screening, identification, tracking/reporting, diagnosis and follow up Partnership between the OMCFH and the Office of Laboratory Services Legislation 2022%20%20-%20%20%203%20%20.htm 2022%20%20-%20%20%203%20%20.htm Website

7 Birth Score WV State Code Article 22B B – 1-4 The purpose is to reduce the incidence of postneonatal mortality and disease by: Identifying newborns at greatest risk for death or developmental delay between one month and one year of age Linking these infants with physicians for close follow-up during the first year of life. Authorizes the division of health to establish and implement the Birth Score Program and requires hospitals, birthing facilities, attending physicians, and other persons attending a birth, to ensure a birth score is determined. Unique to WV Partnership between the OMCFH and WVU School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics Parents are informed and linked with a local primary pediatric provider for a recommended six visits in the infants first six months; all WV Medicaid High Score infants are referred to the Right From the Start Program, where RNs and LSWs visit the home and coordinate the health, psychosocial and nutritional care until age one year; the remaining High Score infants are referred to community based HealthCheck program staff who track the infant through two pediatric visits or 60 days Legislation code/WVC%252016%2520%2520-%252022%2520B- %2520%2520%25203%2520%2520.htm+birth+score&site=WV_Legislature&output=xml_no_dtd& client=WV_Legislature&access=p&proxystylesheet=WV_Legislature code/WVC%252016%2520%2520-%252022%2520B- %2520%2520%25203%2520%2520.htm+birth+score&site=WV_Legislature&output=xml_no_dtd& client=WV_Legislature&access=p&proxystylesheet=WV_Legislature Website

8 Inflammation of the eyes prophylaxis WV State Code Chapter Requires every provider who delivers an infant ensures the contents of a single-use tube of opthalmic antibiotic ointment is instilled in the eyes of the newborn immediately following birth Legislation %20-%20%203%20%20-%20%2010%20%20.htm %20-%20%203%20%20-%20%2010%20%20.htm

9 Newborn Hearing Screening WV State Code Articles 16-22A Article 22A requires the testing of newborn infants for hearing loss and requires that physicians or midwives attending a live birth assure that a test for hearing loss is performed Goal is to identify congenital hearing loss in children before three months of age and to assure enrollment in appropriate early intervention services before six months of age Mandated by WV State Law in 2000 Either Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) or Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs), following the equipment manufacturers guidelines, by personnel appropriately trained Screening must be performed in both ears and recorded in the medical record and on the Birth Score Developmental Risk Screen Infants who refer (abnormal screen) or are not screened are provided care coordination through the Right From The Start Program Website

10 Reports of Fetal Death WV State Code Must be reported if 350 or more grams or weight unknown, or 20 or more completed weeks of gestation Must be reported within 5 days after occurrence Provider in attendance at delivery must complete and file report immediately after delivery

11 Compulsory Immunizations WV State Code Required for all children entering school in WV Parent/legal guardian must be provided an official copy

12 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau For Public Health Office of Maternal Child and Family Health Room 427, 350 Capitol Street Charleston, WV Jeannie Clark, RN, BA, BSN Director, Perinatal Programs Fax Website:


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