Nebraska Revised Statute 71-556

Chapter 71 Section 556

71-556.

Newborn; critical congenital heart disease screening; responsibilities.

(1) All newborns in this state shall undergo critical congenital heart disease screening in accordance with standards determined in rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the department.

(2) For deliveries in a birthing facility, the birthing facility shall develop and implement policies to cause the screening of the newborn and the reporting of the results to the newborn's health care provider in accordance with standards adopted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(3) For deliveries that are planned outside of a birthing facility, the prenatal care provider shall inform the parent of the importance of critical congenital heart disease screening and the requirement for all newborns to be screened. The parent shall be responsible for causing the screening to be performed within the period and in the manner prescribed by the department.

(4) For a birth that does not take place in a birthing facility, whether or not there is a prenatal care provider, and the newborn is not admitted to a birthing facility, the person registering such birth shall be responsible for obtaining critical congenital heart disease screening for the newborn within the period and in the manner prescribed by the department.