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Title 44 - Health
SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
Sickle cell anemia education and prevention program.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control is hereby authorized to initiate a sickle cell education and prevention program based entirely upon voluntary cooperation of the individuals involved. The program shall provide:
(a) Laboratory testing of black citizens in the reproductive ages to determine the presence of the sickle cell gene;
(b) Counselling for persons identified as carriers of the sickle cell gene, for the purpose of preventing sickle cell anemia in the future offspring of such carriers;
(c) Referral of persons with sickle cell anemia, as necessary, so that they may obtain proper medical care and treatment;
(d) Basic education to the general public about sickle cell disease, so as to eradicate the stigma attached to this malady.