If a newborn's parents are indigent, the government of the District of Columbia shall pay all costs related to screening under this subchapter. If a newborn's parents are indigent and the child's residence is in the District of Columbia, the government of the District of Columbia shall pay any subsequent costs for follow-up testing and treatment. The Mayor shall define "indigency" under this section and may establish a sliding scale of partial payment by the District of Columbia government based on the parents' reasonable ability to pay some of the costs.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-318. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-65, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-831. For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-13, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-832. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 6-13, see Mayor's Order 86-36, March 3, 1986. DC CODE § 7-838 Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 29, 1980, D.C. Law 3-65, § 9, 27 DCR 1087; July 25, 1985, D.C. Law 6-13, § 2(d), 32 DCR 3235.)