REQUIRE PULSE OXIMETRY NEWBORN SCREENING.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 105 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXPAND THE NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCLUDE NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE UTILIZING PULSE OXIMETRY, OR OTHER COMPARABLE SCREENING METHODOLOGY.
Intro. by Fulghum, Hollo, Stam, Horn.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 5 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

The House amendment to the 1st edition changes the long title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXPAND THE NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCLUDE NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE UTILIZING PULSE OXIMETRY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA CHILD FATALITY TASK FORCE.

Bill History:

H 105

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 28 2013 - More information

    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 - More information

    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.


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