NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CRITICAL CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS
Amendment 1 February 1, 2013 11:09 AM
Representative Paul Ray
proposes the following amendments:
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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
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which may result in an intellectual
and for which:
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beginning October 1, 2014,
critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.
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(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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