(1) The health care provider shall request any pregnant woman who objects to prenatal risk screening, after the purpose of the screening has been fully explained, to indicate her objection in writing on the screening instrument, and to sign the instrument. The screening instrument to be used is the Prenatal Risk Screen, DOH Form 3134, 01/15 (English version), or DOH Form 3134 H, 01/15 (Creole version), or DOH Form 3134 S, 01/15 (Spanish version), which are incorporated by reference. and available at https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05157, https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05158, or https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05159. If the woman refuses to sign the instrument, this refusal shall be indicated on the patient’s signature line. The provider is to complete, sign, and date the form.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 64C-7.008

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    (2) The hospital provider shall request any parent or guardian who objects to infant (postnatal) risk screening of their child or ward, after the purpose of the screening has been fully explained, to indicate the objection in writing on the electronic birth record risk screening instrument.
    (3) Out-of-hospital birth providers with access to the electronic birth record risk screening instrument shall request any parent or guardian who objects to infant (postnatal) risk screening of their child or ward, after the purpose of the screening has been fully explained, to indicate the objection in writing on the electronic birth record risk screening instrument. Out-of-hospital birth providers without access to the electronic birth record risk screening instrument shall request any parent or guardian who objects to infant (postnatal) risk screening of their child or ward, after the purpose of the screening has been fully explained, to indicate the objection in writing on Infant Risk Screen, DOH Form 3135, 01/15 (English version), or DOH Form 3135 H, 01/15 (Creole version), or DOH Form 3135 S, 01/15 (Spanish version), which are incorporated by reference and available at https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05160, https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05161, or https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05162. If the parent or guardian refuses to sign the instrument, this refusal shall be indicated on the patient’s signature line. The provider is to complete, sign, and date the form.
    (4) Prenatal and infant (postnatal) risk screening shall not be conducted if the affected pregnant woman, parent, or guardian objects to the screening.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 383.14(2). Law Implemented Florida Statutes § 383.14. History—New 3-29-92, Amended 8-14-95, 3-28-96, Formerly 10J-8.009, Amended 5-2-01, 9-11-01, 3-26-15.