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CS/CS/CS/SB 722: Newborn Health Screening

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Health Policy ; Garcia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Soto ; Bean ; Richter

Newborn Health Screening; Authorizing the State Public Health Laboratory to release the results of a newborn’s hearing and metabolic tests or screenings to the newborn’s health care practitioner; requiring an audiologist to provide an opportunity for the parent or legal guardian of an infant or toddler who is diagnosed with a hearing impairment to provide contact information so that he or she may receive information directly from specified service providers; requiring the Department of Health to post a list of certain service providers on the department website; requiring the audiologist or his or her designee to transmit a consent form to the providers listed on the department website, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 4/23/2014 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 591 (Ch. 2014-121) -SJ 533
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/23/2014 Senate • Filed
2/4/2014 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary -SJ 59
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 59
3/6/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/11/14, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/11/2014 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 242
3/12/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/17/2014 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 242
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 249
3/20/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/25/14, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
3/25/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 336
3/26/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 347
3/31/2014 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 336
4/3/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/08/14, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/8/2014 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 460
4/9/2014 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/10/2014 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 462
4/11/2014 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 460
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/14
4/23/2014 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 533
• Substituted CS/HB 591 -SJ 533
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 591 (Ch. 2014-121) -SJ 533