Newborn Screening Advisory Committee

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Purpose

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.

History

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 includes eleven members comprised of: 

  • At least four physicians licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas, including at least two physicians specializing in neonatal-perinatal medicine,
  • At least two hospital representatives,
  • At least two persons who have family members affected by a condition for which newborn screening is or may be required, and
  • At least two health care providers (persons) who are involved in the delivery of newborn screening services, follow-up, or treatment in the state.

Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Members

View committee member information including membership appointments, terms, and a list of current members.

Committee Business

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Announcements

Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Meeting – February 18, 2016 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This meeting will be a conference call for committee members only. The public may attend the meeting in person at the DSHS main campus, Moreton Building, Room 618, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756. The purpose of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee is to advise DSHS on strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening. 

The agenda for the upcoming meeting on February 18, 2016 can be accessed from the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Business web page.

For more information

Contact Beth Rider, committee support or call 512-776-3386.

Last updated February 04, 2016