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Wis. Stat. Ann. § 253.11 - Infant Blindness

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This law requires that if any nurse, parent or other persons in charge notice that an infant not being attended by a physician/nurse-midwife has inflamed/swollen eyes, s/he must report the facts in writing to the local health officer within 6 hours.  The local health officer is then required to use health department funds to procure a physician to treat the infant, and any person who violates this law may be fined up to $1,000.

Current as of June 2015