H.B. 276

House Committee Amendments

Amendment 1 February 1, 2013 11:09 AM

Representative Paul Ray proposes 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:

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

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             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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