(b) The purpose and goals of the birth score program are to reduce the incidence of postneonatal mortality and disease by:
(1) Identifying newborns at greatest risk for death between one month and one year of age; and
(2) Linking these infants with physicians for close follow-up during the first year of life.
(c) The birth score of a newborn infant shall be determined pursuant to the program established by the division of health by trained hospital or birthing facility personnel immediately after the infant is delivered.
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