Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 47.0032
Testing for Congenital Cytomegalovirus


In this section, “congenital cytomegalovirus” has the meaning assigned by Section 46.001 (Definition).


If a newborn or infant does not pass the hearing screening performed under Section 47.003 (Newborn Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Program), the program that performed the screening shall perform or cause to be performed a test for congenital cytomegalovirus on the newborn or infant unless the newborn’s or infant’s parent declines the test.


If the newborn or infant receives a positive test for congenital cytomegalovirus, the entity that performed the test shall provide the newborn’s or infant’s parents with:


the results of the test;


information on the potential effects of congenital cytomegalovirus and the available treatment options; and


a referral to an appropriate physician or facility for the treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 722 (H.B. 2478), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 47.0032 — Testing for Congenital Cytomegalovirus, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­47.­htm#47.­0032 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 47.0032’s source at texas​.gov