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Information on Rhesus Hemolytic Disease in Newborns         lab%20tech%20with%20serum%20resized

Legislative Information:

California Code of regulations, Title 17, Section 6529

s 6529. Rhesus (Rh) Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.

(a) Medical staffs of hospitals and physicians thereof shall in providing for the care of pregnant

women determine that a blood specimen has been obtained for the determination of rhesus (Rh) blood type or shall obtain

or cause to be obtained a blood specimen within 24 hours of termination of pregnancy whether by delivery or by spontaneous

or therapeutic abortion for this purpose as required by Article 2.7, Chapter 2, Part 1 of Division 1 of the Health and Safety Code.

(b) All cases, or suspected cases of rhesus (Rh) hemolytic disease of the newborn, shall be reported to the Department of

Health Services. Every patient diagnosed in any licensed hospital as having such condition shall be

reported by the hospital on the form provided by the Department for this purpose. The hospital shall notify the physician

making the diagnosis that such a report has been filed.

Note: Authority cited: Section 124980 and 125000, Health and Safety Code.

Reference: Sections 124980. 125075, and 125085; Health and Safety Code.

Forms for Hospitals:

  1. Report of Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn CDPH 4009 (PDF)
  2. Instructions for Report of Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (PDF)

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