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Screening tests of newborn infantsCompliance with deadlines established in RCW 70.83.020Annual report. (Expires January 1, 2020.)

The department of health shall compile an annual report for public distribution regarding the compliance rate of hospitals at meeting the deadlines established under RCW 70.83.020 for newborn screenings. The report must include information related to the performance of each individual hospital. The annual report must also include information about the extent to which health care providers are promptly informing parents and guardians about infant screening tests that indicate a suspicion of abnormality that requires further diagnostic evaluation. The report must be made available in a format that does not disclose any identifying information related to any infant, parent, or guardian, or health care provider. The report must be posted in an accessible location on the department of health's web site.


Expiration date2014 c 18: See note following RCW 70.83.070.
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