(1) Prenatal Risk Screening Procedures

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 64C-7.009

  • 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.
    (a) The health care provider delivering prenatal services shall assure that a prenatal risk screening instrument is completed and risk status is determined at the pregnant woman’s initial visit.
    (b) The health care provider shall use the prenatal risk screening instrument and scoring mechanism determined by the department.
    (c) The health care provider shall assure that at the initial visit the pregnant woman receives an explanation of Healthy Start services and is informed of her risk status as determined by the prenatal risk screening instrument.
    (2) Infant (Postnatal) Risk Screening Procedures
    (a) The health care provider shall assure that an infant (postnatal) risk screening is done and risk status is determined on each live birth infant.
    (b) The health care provider shall use the infant (postnatal) risk screening instrument and scoring mechanism determined by the department.
    (c) The health care provider shall assure that the parent or guardian is informed of the baby’s risk status as determined by the infant (postnatal) risk screening instrument.
Specific Authority 383.14(2) FS. Law Implemented Florida Statutes § 383.14. History—New 3-29-92, Amended 9-20-94, 8-14-95, 3-28-96, Formerly 10J-8.010.