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. Enacted May 8, 2013. Effective May 8, 2013.
Summary date: May 9 2013 - More information
Bill S 98 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 11 2013 - More information
Senate amendment makes the following change to the 1st edition.
Clarifies that telemedicine is considered the use of audio and video (previously, described as two-way, real-time interactive audio and video) between places of lesser and greater medical capability or expertise to provide and support health care when distance separates participants.
Bill S 98 (2013-2014)Summary date: Feb 18 2013 - More information
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 temporary and permanent 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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