Exemption for Placenta Removal from a Health Care Facility
(1)Notwithstanding any other provision in these rules, a health care facility or freestanding birthing center, as those terms are defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), may release a placenta to the woman from whom the placenta originated, or to her designee, if:
(a)The facility or birthing center has a written policy and procedure to ensure the safe management and transport of placentas;
(b)The woman tested negative for infection by hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency viruses by testing obtained since the beginning of the pregnancy; and
(c)The woman, or her designee, and the woman’s health care provider sign a form that contains at least the following:
(A)The woman’s name, date of birth, address and the name of the health care provider;
(B)An attestation by the woman or her designee that the placenta will not be used for commercial purposes; and
(C)An attestation by the health care provider that:
(i)Since the beginning of the pregnancy the woman tested negative for infection by hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency viruses;
(ii)The woman either tested negative for hepatitis C virus since the beginning of the pregnancy or is not at risk for hepatitis C; and
(iii)To the health care provider’s knowledge, the woman has no infection that poses a threat to persons who handle the placenta.
(2)The health care facility or freestanding birthing center must keep a copy of the signed release form described in subsection (1)(c) of this rule in the mother’s medical record.
(3)Health care facilities and freestanding birthing centers shall make policies and procedures developed in accordance with subsection (1)(a) of this rule available to the Division upon request.
(4)Nothing in this rule prohibits a health care facility or freestanding birthing center from having additional requirements for the removal of a placenta from the facility or center.
Rule 333-056-0045 — Exemption for Placenta Removal from a Health Care Facility,