1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 23: Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  5. Title 1: Care and Treatment


Section 2308 Sexually transmitted disease; pregnant women; blood test for syphilis

Public Health (PBH)

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.