Reporting Perinatal Hepatitis B in Texas
The Texas Health and Safety Code requires serologic testing for hepatitis B during pregnancy:
Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81, Subchapter E., § 81.090 requires a physician or other person permitted by law to attend a pregnant woman during gestation or delivery of an infant shall take or cause to be taken a sample of the woman’s blood or other appropriate specimen at the first examination and visit and submit the sample to an appropriately certified laboratory for diagnostic testing approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hepatitis B infection. A physician or other person in attendance at delivery shall take or cause to be taken a sample of blood or other appropriate specimen from the mother on admission for delivery and submit the sample to an appropriately certified laboratory for diagnostic testing approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for hepatitis B infection.
Requirements for specific information regarding notifiable conditions be reported to the Texas Department of State Health:
Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81, Subchapter C., § 81.041 – § 81.044 requires specific information regarding communicable disease be reported using special procedures to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). These reporting requirements are implemented by DSHS rules.
Mandated role of health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition:
Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Section § 97.2 explains who shall report and § 97.3 explains what conditions and isolates to report or submit. Chapter § 97.3 lists hepatitis B (acute and chronic identified prenatally or at delivery) and perinatal hepatitis B infection as a condition or isolate that must be reported.
Listed below are the links to access the statutes and rules pertaining to screening and reporting:
Case Management Forms
Regional and Local Health Departments
- Mother Case Management Report (EF11-10932) ( DOC, 187 KB)
- Infant Case Management Report (EF11-10931) ( DOC, 190 KB)
- Contact Case Management Report (EF11-10934) ( DOC, 208 KB)
- Case Management Transfer Form (EF11-11014) ( DOC, 87 KB)
- Provider/Hospital Report of HBsAg-Positive Mother (EF11-11015) (DOC, 126 KB)
For additional information on perinatal hepatitis B prevention, please call (512) 776-7447.