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65-1,242.Use of birth defects information system. The birth defects information system may be used for all of the following purposes:

(1) To identify and describe congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(2) to detect trends and epidemics in congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(3) to quantify morbidity and mortality of congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(4) to stimulate epidemiological research regarding congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(5) to identify risk factors for congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(6) to facilitate intervention in and prevention of congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(7) to facilitate access to treatment for congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;

(8) to inform and educate the public about congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns.

History: L. 2004, ch. 27, § 2; July 1.



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