The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3701.69 required the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to develop a Down syndrome information sheet to be available on the department’s website. The information sheet is to be given to patients who have a test result indicating Down syndrome, or a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Physicians, certified nurse-midwives, genetic counselors, hospitals, and licensed maternity units, newborn care nurseries, maternity homes, and freestanding birthing centers are required to use the information sheet.
House Bill 552 (Ohio Revised Code 3701.69) was signed into law in 2014.
In addition, Down syndrome now has a page on the ODH website that provides links to the fact sheet and the link to the legislation.