2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Newborn Screening Program

Item 313 #2s

Item 313 #2s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $25,000 GF

Page 290, line 10, strike "$35,517,401" and insert "$35,542,401".
Page 291, after line 5, insert:
"E.  Out of this appropriation, $25,000 from the general fund the second year shall be used for the expansion of the Newborn Screening Program.  Fee revenues sufficient to fund the cost of the program expansion shall be transferred annually from the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services."

(This amendment provides $25,000 from the general fund the second year to the Department of Health to proceed with the expansion of the newborn screening program envisioned in Senate Bill 1184. The types of activities undertaken by the Department of Health include education, diagnosis, follow-up, medical management, and treatment. A comprehensive newborn screening program will help identify serious problems at birth that if detected may prevent future costs. The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services will be required to raise the cost of the newborn screening kit by approximately $18.00 to implement the costs of the expansion. The expansion of the newborn program is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)