Bill No.: HB0119 Drafter: JDA


LSO No.: 09LSO-0243 Effective Date: 7/1/2009


Enrolled Act No.: HEA0055


Chapter No.: 81


Prime Sponsor: Representative Zwonitzer, Dn.


Catch Title: Genetic and metabolic disease programs.


Subject: Testing of newborn children for genetic and metabolic diseases.




Summary/Major Elements:


         This bill provides for the testing of newborn children for certain metabolic and genetic diseases as determined by a committee established by statute, which consists of the state health officer and three other medical professionals


         The bill requires the department of health to provide educational information concerning newborn screening to parents.