325-53 Reports of blood tests. In reporting a birth or fetal death, every physician or other person required to make such reports shall state, in a report accompanying the certificate, whether, according to the physician's or other person's knowledge or information, a blood test for syphilis has been made upon a specimen of blood taken from the woman who bore the child for which the birth or stillbirth certificate is filed and the approximate date when the specimen was taken. The department of health may investigate the circumstances surrounding the birth of any baby on whose mother no serologic test, as required by this part, appears to have been taken. Failure on the part of any physician or other person permitted by law to attend pregnant women to comply with this part may be punished by an administrative fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per violation, to be assessed by the director of health. The director of health is authorized to impose the penalty pursuant to this section. [L 1943, c 219, 3; RL 1945, 2312; RL 1955, 49-52; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 325-53; gen ch 1985; am L 1988, c 158, 2]


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