HB 1824 Infants; screening tests required after delivery.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Newborn screening. Broadens the Commonwealth's newborn screening program for genetic disorders to include approximately 30 or more conditions that cause mental retardation, serious disability, or death if left untreated. The screening tests to be included in Virginia's panel of disorders will be consistent with, but not necessarily identical to, the uniform condition panel recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics in its report, Newborn Screening: Toward a Uniform Screening Panel and System. Upon the issuance of a panel of recommended tests by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Virginia's testing program will be consistent with, but not necessarily identical to, the federal guidance document. The Board of Health's regulations must include a list of conditions for which newborn screening tests are conducted pursuant to 32.1-65, follow-up and referral protocols and necessary provisions to implement the newborn screening services, and any services available to the infants and children through the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. The mandate for the increased testing will become effective on March 1, 2006; however, the Board of Health is required to promulgate emergency regulations. The second enactment clause of a 2002 Act of the General Assembly that required certain funding is repealed in order to ensure the integrity of the law. This bill incorporates HB 2511 and HB 2801.

Full text:
01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051125303  pdf | impact statement
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051974303-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1824ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)  pdf

01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051125303
01/05/05  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/01/05  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/01/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Health & Human Resources
02/04/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (22-Y 1-N)
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051974303-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 051974303-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1824H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/05  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Read third time
02/21/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1824ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/25/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 3/1/06)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)