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Birth certificate; statement as to blood test
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 3
§ 4136. Birth certificate; statement as to blood test. 1. In reporting
every birth and fetal death, physicians and others permitted to attend
pregnancy cases and required to report births and fetal deaths shall
state on the birth certificate or fetal death certificate, as the case
may be, whether a blood test for syphilis has been made during such
pregnancy upon a specimen of blood taken from the woman who bore the
child for which a birth or fetal death certificate is filed.

2. In addition to the information provided to be contained in each
certificate of birth by this article every certificate of birth shall
state whether such test was made during pregnancy or at delivery, and in
the case where no blood test has been made such fact shall be reported
together with the reason why such test has not been taken in compliance
with the provisions of section two thousand three hundred eight of this

3. If such test has been made during pregnancy, those required to
report births and fetal deaths shall state the date on which the test
was made.

4. In no event shall the birth certificate state the result of the
blood test.