Originally Posted by sarbear
Does anyone know the protocol for refusing the eye treatment? I have read that in some states they will call CPS if you refuse it! Is it 'mandatory' in every state?
Like a PP said- I dont think it is mandatory- BUT, ask the hospital. We did on our "tour". I asked about everything that was done to a baby once they were born, and what we had to do if we did not want these tests done. Our hospital staff was very understanding and gave us all kinds of info. Basically here in CT, if you do not want it, you do not have to have it. BUT, they do have you sign consent forms etc so you know that you are declining. Also, b/c a lot of this is routine, they also said to be clear when you go in for labor and once baby is born that you do not want these things done- most of the time the nurse just does it automatically b/c it is, unfortunatly, the "norm" and you have to remind them- better yet, put it in your birth plan!