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CS/SB 1052: Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

GENERAL BILL by Health Regulation ; Ring ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bullard

Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease; Providing definitions; providing requirements for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease; providing an exception; requiring that the physician, midwife, or other person attending the newborn maintain a record if the screening has not been performed and attach a written objection signed by the parent or guardian; requiring appropriate documentation of the screening completion in the medical record; requiring that each hospital and each licensed birth center designate a lead physician and a licensed health care provider, respectively, to provide programmatic oversight for the screening; requiring that the screening for critical congenital heart disease be conducted on all newborns in hospitals and birth centers in this state; authorizing the Department of Health to adopt rules to administer the screening program; providing powers and duties of the department, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations
Location: In committee/council (BHA)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Regulation (HR)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations (BHA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/21/2011 Senate • Filed
12/8/2011 Senate • Referred to Health Regulation; Banking and Insurance; Budget -SJ 86
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 86
1/20/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Regulation, 01/25/12, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/25/2012 Senate • CS by Health Regulation; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 280
1/26/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/27/2012 Senate • CS by Health Regulation read 1st time -SJ 287
1/31/2012 Senate • Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 280
2/2/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 02/07/12, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/7/2012 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
• Now in Budget -SJ 325
2/8/2012 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 349
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations