2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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HB 1362 Newborn Screening Test Results Availability

Item 291 #1h

Item 291 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2019 $90,000 FY2020 $90,000 NGF
FY2019 1.00 FY2020 1.00 FTE

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", and House Bill 1174 passed by the 2018 General Assembly".


(This amendment provides $90,000 each year and one position from the nongeneral funds for the fiscal impact of House Bill 1362 which requires newborn screening tests for time-critical disorders identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children to be performed seven days per week. Funding is provided to the Department of Health for one nurse position to provide coordination and education services related to the test results provided by the Department of General Services Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. A companion amendment in DGS provides nongeneral funds for laboratory costs, follow-up, and administrative staffing as well as Information System Services coverage, on-call instrument vendors, and courier services to deliver samples seven days per week. The nongeneral funds are provided from a fee charged to medical providers for each newborn screening test. The current fee of $78 per infant would be adjusted to $90.20 per infant to cover the estimated additional costs to expand testing availability to seven days per week.)