House of Representatives
State of Utah
February 1, 2013
The Health and Human Services Committee reports a favorable recommendation on H.B. 276,
NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CRITICAL CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS, by Representative P.
Ray, with the following amendments:
1. Page 1, Line 14 :
14 critical congenital heart defects;
. requires the Department of Health to conduct a pilot program to determine the most appropriate methods to implement pulse oximetry screening; and
2. Page 2, Lines 31 through 32 :
31 (b) other
which may result in
32 damage }
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4. Page 3, Line 88 :
88 (i) The department shall provide staff for the committee.
(6) Prior to implementing the test required by Subsection (1)(d), the department shall conduct a pilot program for testing newborns for critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. The pilot program shall include the development of:
(a) appropriate oxygen saturation levels that would indicate a need for further medical follow-up;
(b) the best methods for implementing the pulse oximetry screening in newborn care units; and
(c) electronic reporting mechanisms.
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