The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee advises the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to newborn screening and additional newborn screening tests. The Commissioner of DSHS appoints members of the committee.
The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee was mandated by House Bill (HB) 1795, 81st Texas Legislature (2009), relating to newborn screening and the creation of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
HB 1795 is also known as “Greyson’s Law” in memory of Greyson Morris.
The Committee has nine members. Members include health care providers, a hospital representative, persons who have a family member affected by a condition for which newborn screening is or may be required, and persons involved in the delivery of newborn screening services, follow-up, or treatment in the state.
Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Members
Information on Membership Appointments, Terms of Membership and Current Committee Members.
NEWBORN SCREENING ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is soliciting applications to fill two positions on the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee. One position is for a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas; the other position is for a hospital representative. The purpose of the committee is to advise the DSHS regarding strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening and additional newborn screening tests.
Members are appointed for three year terms and the committee is required to meet at least three times per year, either in person or by teleconference. Committee members are entitled to reimbursement for allowable travel expenses while on committee business.
People who wish to be considered as a nominee must complete an application and include at least two letters of recommendation.
Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Application
Completed applications, including two letters of recommendation, must be mailed to the following address by December 16, 2013.
David R. Martinez, Manager
Newborn Screening Unit
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347, Mail Code – 1918
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes, curriculum vitae, and additional supporting documentation not specifically requested will not be considered.
In considering members to serve on an advisory committee, the DSHS Commissioner considers the individual’s qualifications for the position, background, and interest in serving on the committee. The Commissioner also attempts to achieve diversity by considering ethnicity, gender, and geographic location in order for committees to represent the diversity of all Texas citizens.
For questions please contact Judy Cleek by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 512-776-3957.
For more information
Contact Patrick Clynch, Committee Support or 512-776-3386.