Bill Summaries: H105 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 28 2013 - View summary

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Adds new subsection to GS 130A-25 authorizing the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules for newborn screening for congenital heart defects by means other than pulse oximetry in some circumstances. Makes conforming change to bill title.


  • Summary date: Feb 13 2013 - View summary

    Identical to S 98, filed 2/18/13.

    As the title indicates. Includes whereas clauses identifying data and statistics to support the expansion of the Newborn Screening Program. Amends GS 130A-125 to require the Newborn Screening Program to include a pulse oximetry screening for each newborn in order to detect congenital heart defects. Directs the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules to include pulse oximetry screening in the Newborn Screening Program. Specifiesissues that must be addressed by the rules governing pulse oximetry screening.