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HF 483

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/22/2013 02:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring screening of newborns for critical congenital heart
disease; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.


Section 1.

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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Required testing and reporting. new text end

new text begin Each licensed hospital or
state-licensed birthing center or facility that provides maternity and newborn care services
shall provide screening for congenital heart disease to all newborns prior to discharge
using pulse oximetry screening. This screening should occur before discharge from the
nursery, after the infant turns 24 hours of age. If discharge prior to 24 hours after birth
occurs, screening should occur as close as possible to the time of discharge. Results of this
screening must be reported to the Department of Health.
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new text begin For premature infants (less than 36 weeks of gestation) and infants admitted to a
higher-level nursery (special care or intensive care), pulse oximetry should be performed
when medically appropriate, but always prior to discharge.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Implementation. new text end

new text begin The Department of Health shall:
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new text begin (1) communicate the screening protocol requirements;
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new text begin (2) make information and forms available to the persons with a duty to perform
testing and reporting, health care providers, parents of newborns, and the public on
screening and parental options;
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new text begin (3) provide training to ensure compliance with and appropriate implementation of
the screening;
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new text begin (4) establish the mechanism for the required data collection and reporting of
screening and follow-up diagnostic results to the Department of Health according to the
Department of Health's recommendations, and the establishment of a CCHD registry;
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new text begin (5) coordinate the implementation of universal standardized screening;
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new text begin (6) act as a resource for providers as the screening program is implemented, and in
consultation with the Advisory Committee on Heritable and Congenital Disorders, develop
and implement policies for early medical and developmental intervention services and
long-term follow-up services for children and their families identified with a CCHD; and
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new text begin (7) comply with sections 144.125 to 144.128.
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