Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–858.03. Discharge standards.

(a) Each hospital, birthing facility, and nurse-midwife shall provide to each parent comprehensive newborn education and a discharge form approved by the Department with information regarding the newborn's hospital course of treatment, including screenings, procedures, and other tests.

(b) The Mayor shall develop and issue standards for post-partum education, including breastfeeding, family planning, safe sleep practices, tobacco exposure, vaccinations, car safety, basic newborn care, and the results and rationale for newborn screenings.

(c) The Mayor shall establish the content of newborn discharge forms through rulemaking.


(Apr. 11, 2019[Projected], D.C. Law 22-290, § 302[303], 66 DCR 1668.)