An Act To Prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding and Eye Damage in Infants
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1531, as enacted by PL 1983, c. 848, §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§ 1531. Care of infants after birth
Sec. 2. Department of Health and Human Services to amend form. The Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its newborn blood spot screening refusal form to include a section permitting a parent to refuse the prophylactic ophthalmic ointment or vitamin K injection required under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 1531 for the infant of that parent.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention 0143
Initiative: Provides funding for the Department of Health and Human Services to create and provide brochures about the medical benefits and risks of the prophylactic ointment and vitamin K treatments.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$7,500||$2,500|