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). It also requires that specific information regarding notifiable conditions be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81, Subchapter C. §81.041, §81.042, §81.043, and §81.044).
The Texas Administrative Code addresses the 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).
The specific references to perinatal hepatitis B are summarized as follows:
- Providers and hospitals to screen all pregnant women for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) at their first prenatal visit and at delivery ( Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Subchapter F § 97.135);
- Perinatal hepatitis B and all positive HBsAg mothers must be reported to DSHS ( Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Subchapter A, §97.3).
Listed below are the links to access the statutes and rules pertaining to screening and reporting:
- Prenatal Health Care Provider/Hospital Report of HBsAg-positive Mother (EF11-11015) ( PDF, 26.1 KB) | ( DOC, 128 KB)
- Supplemental Information Form ( PDF, 33 KB) | ( DOC, 80 KB)
CASE MANAGEMENT FORMS
Regional and Local Health Departments
- Mother Case Management Report (EF11-10932) ( PDF, 46 KB) | ( DOC, 107 KB)
- Infant Case Management Report (EF11-10931) ( PDF, 34 KB) | ( DOC, 115 KB)
- Contact Case Management Report (EF11-10934) ( PDF, 37 KB) | ( DOC, 137 KB)
- Perinatal HBsAg Status Card Form (F11-11539) ( DOC, 68.3 KB)
- Case Management Transfer Form (EF11-11014) ( PDF, 37.9 KB) | ( DOC, 79.5 KB)
- Summary Report for Perinatal and Infant Hepatitis C ( DOC, 131 KB)
- Perinatal Hep C
For additional information on perinatal hepatitis B prevention, please call (512) 458-7447.