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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 8:

      Section: 26:8-40.22: Confidential reports of abortions of fetus with or infant affected by birth defect or severe neonatal jaundice.

3. a. The Commissioner of Health, in consultation with the Public Health Council, shall require the confidential reporting to the Department of Health of all cases where an infant is diagnosed with severe hyperbilirubinemia, and where a pregnancy results in a naturally aborted fetus or infant affected by a birth defect, and an electively aborted fetus that exhibits or is known to have a birth defect after 15 weeks of gestation. The reporting requirement shall apply to all infants from birth through five years of age.

b. The Commissioner of Health shall determine the health care providers and facilities which shall be required to report all birth defects and all cases of severe hyperbilirubinemia, the types of conditions or defects that shall be reported, the type of information that shall be contained in the confidential report and the method for making the report. In reports concerning all fetuses with anomalies, the name of the mother shall not be submitted.

L.1983, c.291, s.3; amended 2005, c.176, s.3; 2012, c.17, s.352.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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