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        February 1, 2013

Madam Speaker:

    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;

{   and   }       

    .    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
{   metabolic diseases   }        heritable disorders       which may result in an intellectual        or physical       disability or      {   brain

             32      damage  
  death       and for which:

3.    Page 2, Line 39 :    

             39          (d)
  beginning October 1, 2014,       critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

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.  


    Paul Ray
    Committee Chair

Voting: 9-0-0
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