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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.

* NB Effective until May 3, 2024

* Sexually transmitted disease; pregnant persons; blood test for
syphilis.

* NB Effective May 3, 2024
* 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.

* NB Effective until May 3, 2024
* 1. Every physician or other authorized practitioner attending pregnant
persons in the state shall in the case of every person so attended take
or cause to be taken a sample of blood of such person at the time of
first examination, and submit such sample to an approved laboratory for
a standard serological test for syphilis. In addition to testing at the
time of first examination, every such physician or other authorized
practitioner shall order a syphilis test during the third trimester of
pregnancy consistent with any guidance and regulations issued by the
commissioner.

* NB Effective May 3, 2024

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.