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Title: Section 69-1.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 69-1.1 Definitions. As used in this Part:

(a) Administrative designee means an individual employed by the hospital, and designated on a form prescribed by the Department, to assist with administrative aspects of compliance with this Subpart and Subpart 69-6 of this Title, including but not limited to storing, handling, collecting and transporting specimens. 

(b)  Birth attendant means the physician, nurse practitioner, licensed midwife or other person who attends a non-hospital birth and who is required to register the birth of a child pursuant to section 4130 of the Public Health Law.

(c) Chief executive officer or CEO means the individual appointed by the governing body of a hospital to manage the hospital and its health care services.

(d) Department means the New York State Department of Health.

(e) LAB I.D. means the unique specimen identifier included on the specimen collection form.

(f) Medical designee means a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare provider employed by the hospital, and designated on a form prescribed by the Department, to receive and act upon newborn screening program results in the absence of the responsible provider.   

(g) Parent means the newborn's parent, legal guardian or other person legally responsible for the health and well-being of the newborn.

(h) Public health officer means the Commissioner of Health, public health director, or equivalent officer of a county or of the City of New York.

(i) Repeat specimen means a satisfactory specimen taken subsequent to an initial satisfactory specimen.

(j) Responsible provider means the physician or other licensed health care provider named on the specimen collection form, or the newborn’s primary health care provider as identified to the testing laboratory.

(k) Satisfactory specimen means a blood specimen submitted to the testing laboratory on a complete and legible specimen collection form prescribed by the Department, collected consistent with the guidance provided by the testing laboratory and submitted in a condition suitable for testing.

(l) Specialty care center means a health care facility established under Article 28 of the Public Health Law that is approved and certified by the Department to provide treatment and/or services to children.

(m) Specimen collection form means the current FDA approved medical device for blood specimen collection prescribed and provided by the Department for use in the newborn screening program.

(n) Testing laboratory means the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center Newborn Screening Program.


VOLUME A-1a (Title 10)