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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 38 - September 22, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Permanent Administrative Regulations


28-4-520. Definitions. In addition to the terms defined in K.S.A. 65-1,241 and K.S.A. 65-2401 and amendments thereto, each of the following terms, as used in this regulation and in K.A.R. 28-4-521, shall have the meaning specified in this regulation:

(a) “Abnormal condition” means any condition established at conception or acquired in utero that results in a morphologic, metabolic, or functional disorder requiring medical or other intervention.

(b) “Birth defects information system” means the Kansas birth defects reporting system, which collects, maintains, analyzes, and disseminates information regarding abnormal conditions, birth defects, and congenital anomalies of each stillbirth and of children from live birth to five years of age pursuant to K.S.A. 65-101, and amendments thereto.

(c) “Congenital anomaly” means an error of morphogenesis that is established at conception or acquired during intrauterine life.

(d) “Notifiable condition” means any abnormal condition or congenital anomaly diagnosed by a physician in a child from live birth to five years of age or stillbirth. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1,245; effective Dec. 3, 2010; amended Oct. 7, 2022.)

28-4-521. Reporting notifiable conditions. The requirements for reporting notifiable conditions shall be those specified in the department’s “Kansas birth defects surveillance reporting manual,” dated April 18, 2022, which is hereby adopted by reference. (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1,245; implementing K.S.A. 65-1,241, 65-1,244, and 65-1,245; effective Dec. 3, 2010; amended Oct. 7, 2022.)

Janet Stanek

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