Chapter 6.6. Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 6.6.

To the extent that funds are available in the State Department of Health Services' budget for the 1994-95 fiscal year for this purpose, the department shall convene a consensus conference to address the issue of testing or treatment to prevent neonatal group B streptococcal disease (chemoprophylaxis). The conferees shall include, but not be limited to, representation from the California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District IX, the California Medical Association, the California Conference of Local Health Officers, and the Group B Strep Association. The conference shall convene at least once during the 1994-95 fiscal year. The department shall develop, based on the proceedings of the consensus conference, a standardized written summary on group B streptococcal disease and guidelines on the prevention of neonatal group B streptococcal disease, no later than July 1, 1995. If the department determines that state funds are not available, the department shall make every effort to obtain appropriate federal funds for this purpose.