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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:

1.    Page 3, Lines 88a through 88h
    House Committee Amendments
    2-4-2013 :

             88a          H. (6) Prior to implementing the test required by Subsection (1)(d), the department
             88b      shall conduct a pilot program for testing newborns for critical congenital heart defects using
             88c      pulse oximetry. The pilot program shall include the development of:
             88d          (a) appropriate oxygen saturation levels that would indicate a need for further medical
             88e      follow-up;

             88f          (b) the best methods for implementing the pulse oximetry screening in newborn care
             88g      units
{   ; and

             88h          (c) electronic reporting mechanisms  
. .H

The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Thatcher moved to pass H.B. 276, as amended, out favorably. The motion         passed unanimously.

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