Part 2. Perinatal Health Care.

130A-127. Department to establish program.

(a) The Department shall establish and administer a perinatal health care program. The program may include, but shall not be limited to:

(1) Prenatal health care services including health education and identification of high-risk pregnancies;

(2) Prenatal, delivery and newborn health care services provided at hospitals participating at graduated levels of complexity; and

(3) Regionalized perinatal health care services including a plan for effective communication, consultation, referral and transportation links among hospitals, health departments, physicians, schools and other relevant community resources for mothers and infants at high risk for mortality and morbidity.

(b) The Commission shall adopt rules necessary to implement the program. (1973, c. 1240, s. 1; 1983, c. 891, s. 2.)