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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Room 250 State Capitol
February 12, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair
Sen. Luz Robles
Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
Members Absent: Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Sen. Vickers called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
There were no minutes to approve.
H.B. 276 Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects (P. Ray)
Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to amend H.B. 276 as follows:
3, Lines 88a through 88h
House Committee Amendments
H. (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
pulse oximetry. The pilot program shall include the development of:
(a) appropriate oxygen saturation levels that would indicate a need for further
(b) the best methods for implementing the pulse oximetry screening in newborn care
(c) electronic reporting mechanisms
The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass H.B. 276, as amended, out favorably. The motion
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m.
Minutes reported by Nancy Skidmore, Secretary.
Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Committee Chair