Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)

North Dakota Century Code for Newborn Screening:

Chapter 25-17-06. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects - Exception.

Before discharge of a newborn child born in a hospital with a birthing center, the newborn child must receive a pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects. The screening requirement of this section does not apply if the parents or guardians of a newborn child object to the screening. The state department of health shall provide medical staff and facilities that provide birthing services with notice regarding this screening requirement. For purposes of this chapter, pulse oximetry screening is not a test under section 25-17-05 and a congenital heart defect detected by screening under this section is not a metabolic disease or genetic disease as those terms are used under this chapter.


Protocol/Algorithm for CCHD Screening:

Currently under review of medical consultant


Resources on CCHD:

Baby's First Test - CCHD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CCHD

American Academy of Pediatrics - CCHD 

American Heart Association - CCHD