(a) Medical staffs of hospitals and physicians thereof shall in providing for the care of pregnant
women determine that a blood specimen has been obtained for the determination of rhesus (Rh) blood type or shall obtain
or cause to be obtained a blood specimen within 24 hours of termination of pregnancy whether by delivery or by spontaneous
or therapeutic abortion for this purpose as required by Article 2.7, Chapter 2, Part 1 of Division 1 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) All cases, or suspected cases of rhesus (Rh) hemolytic disease of the newborn, shall be reported to the Department of
Health Services. Every patient diagnosed in any licensed hospital as having such condition shall be
reported by the hospital on the form provided by the Department for this purpose. The hospital shall notify the physician
making the diagnosis that such a report has been filed.
Note: Authority cited: Section 124980 and 125000, Health and Safety Code.
Reference: Sections 124980. 125075, and 125085; Health and Safety Code.
Forms for Hospitals:
- Report of Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn CDPH 4009 (PDF)
- Instructions for Report of Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (PDF)
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