§16-22A-1. Testing required.
The physician or midwife in attendance at, or present
immediately after, a live birth shall perform, or cause to be
performed, a test for hearing loss in the infant unless the
infant's parents refuse under subsection (c), section three of this
article to have the testing performed. For any infant delivered at
a nonlicensed facility, including home births, the physician or
other health care provider shall inform the parents of the need to
obtain testing within the first month of life. The director of the
division of health shall prescribe the test or tests to be
administered in accordance with this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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