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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 15. Disease Control and Threats to Public Health
- Section 200. Screening For Phenylketonuria.
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. Testing For Certain Other Heritable Diseases.
AS 18.15.200. Screening For Phenylketonuria.
- (a) A physician who attends a newborn child shall cause this child to be tested for phenylketonuria (PKU). If the mother
is delivered in the absence of a physician, the nurse who first visits the child shall cause this test to be performed.
- (b) The department shall adopt regulations regarding the method used and the time or times of testing as accepted medical
- (c) The necessary laboratory tests and the test materials, reporting forms, and mailing cartons shall be provided by the
- (d) All tests considered positive by the screening method shall be reported by the screening laboratory to the physician
and to the department. The department shall provide services for the performance of a quantitative blood phenylalanine
test or its equivalent for diagnostic purposes. A confirmed diagnosis of phenylketonuria shall be reported to the
physician and to the department. The department shall provide services for treatment and clinical follow-up of any
- (e) When presumptive positive screening tests have been reported to the department, it shall provide, on request, either
the true blood phenylalanine test or subsidize the performance of this test at an approved laboratory.
- (f) A licensed physician or licensed nurse attending a newborn or infant who violates this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $500. However, a person attending a newborn
or infant whose request for appropriate specimens from the newborn or infant is denied by the parent or guardian is not
guilty of a misdemeanor. The fact that a child has not been subjected to the test because a request for appropriate
specimens has been denied by the parents or guardian shall be reported to the department.
- (g) In this section, "physician" means a doctor of medicine licensed to practice medicine in this state, or an officer in
the regular medical service of the armed forces of the United States or the United States Public Health Service
assigned to duty in this state.
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