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SB 1254: Cardiac Screening for Newborns


Cardiac Screening for Newborns; Revising components that are included in the postpartum evaluation and follow-up care birth centers are required to provide to include a cardiac screening of the newborn; requiring attending health care providers at home births to provide or coordinate the referral for a newborn cardiovascular screening; requiring the newborn’s primary care provider to provide or coordinate the referral for the screening if a health care provider does not attend the home birth; requiring hospitals that provide birthing services to provide a postpartum evaluation that includes the cardiovascular screening of each newborn, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2021 Senate • Filed
1/5/2022 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 84
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 84
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Health Policy