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Prenatal, Postnatal, and Infant Care

Testing of Neonates

The WSMA supports working with the Department of Health to adopt a policy encouraging anonymous testing of either all or random samples of blood, urine or other body fluids of neonates to identify frequency rates of the presence of addictive drugs and/or the HIV virus. The WSMA supports the initiation of such pilot projects. (Res 8, A-91; Res 2, A-90) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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