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Title: Section 69-2.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 69-2.1 Definitions.

(a) Responsible Physician means the physician or other licensed health care provider named on the specimen collection form, the infant's primary health care provider, if different, or the hospital staff physician as designated by the chief executive officer and identified to the approved laboratory.

(b) Birth Attendant means the physician or licensed midwife who attends a nonhospital birth.

(c) Chief Executive Officer means the person who acts as the administrative officer of the institution and who is responsible to the licensed governing body for overall management of the institution providing birthing services.

(d) Responsible Institution means the hospital or diagnostic and treatment center providing birthing services.

(e) Approved Laboratory means a laboratory approved by the department, or in the city of New York by the department of health of such city, for the purpose as herein provided.

(f) Standard Serological Tests for Syphilis are tests generally recognized as such, as determined by the department, or in the city of New York by the department of health of such city. All blood samples shall be tested initially by a quantitative nontreponemal test; any specimen reactive in the nontreponemal test shall also have a treponemal test performed on the same sample.

(g) Satisfactory Specimen means a specimen received by the approved laboratory in a condition suitable for testing.


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