As Passed by the House

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. B. No. 552

Representative Stautberg 

Cosponsors: Representatives Beck, Becker, Driehaus, Grossman, Milkovich, Rosenberger, Ruhl, Slaby, Stinziano, Bishoff, Brown, Sprague, Wachtmann, Amstutz, Anielski, Antonio, Ashford, Baker, Barborak, Blessing, Boose, Boyce, Buchy, Butler, Carney, Celebrezze, Cera, Conditt, Curtin, Damschroder, Derickson, DeVitis, Dovilla, Duffey, Fedor, Gerberry, Green, Hackett, Hagan, C., Hall, Hayes, Huffman, Johnson, Kunze, Landis, Letson, Lundy, Maag, Mallory, McClain, McGregor, O'Brien, Patterson, Pelanda, Perales, Reece, Roegner, Rogers, Romanchuk, Schuring, Sears, Sheehy, Smith, Strahorn, Terhar, Thompson, Williams, Winburn Speaker Batchelder 

To enact section 3701.66 of the Revised Code 1
regarding Down syndrome and patient information.2


       Section 1. That section 3701.66 of the Revised Code be 3
enacted to read as follows:4

       Sec. 3701.66.  (A)(1) The department of health shall create a 5
Down syndrome information sheet that includes all of the 6

       (a) A description of Down syndrome, including its causes, 8
effects on development, and potential complications;9

       (b) Diagnostic tests;10

       (c) Options for treatment and therapy;11

       (d) Contact information for local, state, and national 12
organizations that provide Down syndrome educational and support 13
services and programs.14

       (2) With respect to the medical information included in the 15
information sheet, the department shall include only information 16
that is current and based on medical evidence.17

       (3) The department shall periodically review and update the 18
information sheet and shall make it available on the department's 19
internet web site. 20

       (B) If a patient under the care of any of the following 21
health care professionals or facilities receives either a test 22
result indicating Down syndrome or a prenatal or postnatal 23
diagnosis of Down syndrome, the health care professional or 24
facility shall provide to the patient or the patient's 25
representative a copy of the information sheet created under 26
division (A) of this section:27

       (1) A physician authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised 28
Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and 29

        (2) A certified nurse-midwife who holds a certificate of 31
authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code;32

        (3) A genetic counselor licensed under Chapter 4778. of the 33
Revised Code;34

        (4) A hospital registered under section 3701.07 of the 35
Revised Code;36

        (5) A maternity unit, newborn care nursery, or maternity home 37
licensed under Chapter 3711. of the Revised Code;38

        (6) A freestanding birthing center licensed under section 39
3702.30 of the Revised Code.40