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.
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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