California Newborn Screening Program
Information for County Clerks/Birth Registrars
County birth registrars are required to notify persons registering the birth of a baby born outside of licensed perinatal health facilities of newborn screening. The birth registrar must provide the person registering the birth with the pamphlet Important Information for Parents About the Newborn Screening Test and information about how to have the baby tested. The registrars are also required to notify the NBS Program of these births and must complete and send the NBS-OH form (Notification of Registration of Birth Which Occurred Out of a Licensed Health Facility) to GDSP.
Notification of Registration of Birth Which Occurred Outside of a Licensed Health Facility (NBS-OH) (Sample form)
County birth registrars are required to report babies born outside of a licensed health facility by the next business day after the birth is registered.
Important Information For Parents in English and Spanish (PDF)
Birth registrars are required to give this pamphlet to the person registering the birth of a baby born outside of a licensed health facility and not admitted to a hospital when the birth is registered.
Instructions for filling out the NBS-OH form
How to fill out the NBS-OH (PDF)
County Clerks are also required to give the health information pamphlet Your Future Together to all persons registering for a marriage license in the State of California.
Your Future Together (PDF, 1 MB)
Your Future Together in Spanish
To order the NBS-OH form or either of the pamphlets, please call (510) 412-1542.