§ 32.1-68. Commissioner to establish screening program; review by Board; program to include education and post-screening counseling; laboratory tests.
A. The Commissioner, in cooperation with local health directors, shall establish a voluntary program for the screening of individuals for the disease of sickle cell anemia or the sickle cell trait and for such other genetically related diseases and genetic traits and inborn errors of metabolism as the Board may deem necessary.
B. The Board shall review the program from time to time to determine the appropriate age and the method of screening for such conditions or traits in the light of technological changes.
C. The screening program shall include provisions for education concerning the nature and treatment of sickle cell anemia, other genetically related diseases and inborn errors of metabolism and a post-screening counseling program for the treatment of any person determined to have such a condition.
D. The program may include the provision of laboratory testing.
Code 1950, §§ 32-112.21, 32-112.22; 1973, c. 212; 1979, c. 711.