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SECTION 2308
Sexually transmitted disease; pregnant women; blood test for syphilis
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 23, TITLE 1
§ 2308. Sexually transmitted disease; pregnant women; blood test for
syphilis. 1. Every physician attending pregnant women in the state shall
in the case of every woman so attended take or cause to be taken a
sample of blood of such woman at the time of first examination, and
submit such sample to an approved laboratory for a standard serological
test for syphilis.

2. Every other person permitted by law to attend upon pregnant women
in the state but not permitted by law to take blood tests, shall cause a
sample of the blood of such pregnant woman to be taken promptly by a
duly licensed physician and submitted to an approved laboratory for a
standard serological test for syphilis.

3. The term "approved laboratory" means a laboratory approved for the
purpose as herein provided by the department, or in the city of New York
by the department of health of such city.

4. A standard serological test for syphilis is one recognized as such
by the department or in the city of New York by the department of health
of such city.