Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 33.014
Diagnosis; Follow-up


If, because of an analysis of a specimen submitted under Section 33.011 (Test Requirement), the department reasonably suspects that a newborn child may have phenylketonuria, another heritable disease, hypothyroidism, or another disorder for which the screening tests are required, the department shall notify the person who submits the specimen that the results are abnormal and provide the test results to that person. The department may notify one or more of the following that the results of the analysis are abnormal and recommend further testing when necessary:


the physician attending the newborn child or the physician’s designee;


the person attending the delivery of the newborn child that was not attended by a physician;


the parents of the newborn child;


the health authority of the jurisdiction in which the newborn child was born or in which the child resides, if known; or


physicians who are cooperating pediatric specialists for the program.


If a screening test indicates that a newborn child is at high risk, the department shall recommend that the child be placed under the medical care of a licensed physician for diagnosis and provide the name of a consultant pediatric specialist in the child’s geographic area.


The department, the health authority, and the consulting pediatric specialist may follow up a positive test with the attending physician or with a parent of the newborn child if the child was not attended by a physician at birth.
Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 940 (H.B. 790), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 33.014 — Diagnosis; Follow-up, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­33.­htm#33.­014 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 33.014’s source at texas​.gov