HB18-1006

HB18-1006 - Infant Newborn Screening

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning modifications to the newborn screening program administered by the department of public health and environment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill updates the current newborn screening program to require more timely newborn hearing screenings. The department of public health and environment (department) is authorized to assess a fee for newborn screening and necessary follow-up services. The bill creates the newborn hearing screening cash fund for the purpose of covering the costs of the program.

The bill requires the state board of health to promulgate rules:

 

  • Concerning the requirements of the newborn screening program for genetic and metabolic disorders;
  • Requiring entities with information pertinent to newborn screening to report to the department; and
  • To establish and maintain appropriate follow-up services for newborns at risk of hearing loss and newborns who fail to receive screening.

The bill requires the department to develop and publish materials on its website for education and training on cytomegalovirus.

The bill appropriates money to the department from:

 

  • The information technology cash fund for use by the center for health and environmental data for an information and technology system for hearing loss screening;
  • The newborn screening and genetic counseling cash fund for use by the laboratory services division; and
  • The newborn hearing screening cash fund for use by the center for health and environmental data.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

Latest update: June 4, 2018
06/04/2018 - Governor Signed
05/18/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/07/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/04/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/04/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/03/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/03/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
04/23/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/19/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/05/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/30/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services