§ 28.12. Religious objections.

 (a)  A health care provider may not collect or cause to be collected, a specimen from a newborn child if the parent or guardian of the newborn child objects on the ground that the specimen collection conflicts with religious beliefs or practices held by the parent or guardian.

 (b)  If the parent or guardian of the newborn child objects to the collection of the specimen for screening on the ground that the specimen collection conflicts with religious beliefs or practices held by the parent or guardian, the health care provider shall ensure that the recorded objection of the parent or guardian is entered into the medical record of the newborn child. The entry shall include a written statement of the objection signed by the parent or guardian.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  28.12 amended under section 16(a) of the Disease Control and Prevention Act of 1955 (35 P. S. §  521.16(a)); sections 2102(g) and 2111(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  532(g) and 541(b)); and sections 3 and 5 of the Newborn Child Testing Act (35 P. S. § §  623 and 625).

Source

   The provisions of this §  28.12 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2435. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (240179).



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