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Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Business

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Newborn Screening Advisory Committee members are appointed by the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The committee is required to meet at least three times each year. 


The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee bylaws govern the proceedings of the committee. 

Meeting Schedule

Meetings (Recent)
Date Agenda, Minutes, Webcast    Meeting Handouts
July 23, 2021  
April 16, 2021 Agenda, Webcast 
January 22, 2021 Agenda, MinutesWebcast Hearing Screening Subcommittee Letter, NICU Hearing Screening Protocol 
October 2, 2020Agenda, Minutes, Webcast 
July 30, 2020Agenda, Minutes, WebcastJanuary 31, 2020 Meeting Minutes (draft),
Newborn Screening for Biliary Atresia,
Update on Health Information Technology and Interoperability,
COVID-19 Impact on Newborn Screening
X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy Update,
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Subcommittee Reporting,
Consultant Fees Letters, Bylaws 
January 31, 2020Agenda, MinutesWebcast
October 11, 2019 Agenda, MinutesWebcast 
July 12, 2019 Agenda, MinutesWebcast
April 29, 2019 
Agenda, MinutesWebcast  
January 23, 2019 
Agenda, MinutesWebcast 
October 19, 2018Agenda, Minutes, WebcastCritical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Subcommittee Report 

CCHD Subcommittee Sept 2018 Minutes 
Newborn Hearing Screening in NICU Subcommittee Minutes 

August 24, 2018

Agenda, MinutesWebcast

Rider 37 Subcommittee Meeting Minutes 
Letter to Dr. Hellerstadt about Rider 37
July 16, 2018

Agenda, MinutesWebcast

Newborn Hearing Screening & NICU: Slides #1 · Slides #2
CCHD Subcommittee Minutes  ·  CCHD Slides #1  ·  CCHD Slides #2
NBS Parent Refusals  ·  X-ALD Implementation Update 
Rider 37 Update  ·  Letters: New Conditions Funding · Hellerstedt Reply

February 16, 2018 
Agenda, MinutesWebcast  Bylaws (proposed)  ·  Fee Increase Data 
Rider 37 Update  ·  Electronic Ordering & Reporting 
Parental Refusal Form  ·  CCHD Subcommittee Report 

October 27, 2017

Agenda, MinutesWebcast 

Newborn Screening Overview  ·  Fee Increase Impact  
Spinal Muscular Atrophy  ·  Refusal Form Draft  
Refusal Form Legal Draft  ·  Critical Congenital Heart Disease 

Meetings have been webcast and recorded since October 2017. Previous meetings were not webcast.
*Future meeting dates are subject to change. Join our email list to be notified of future meetings. 

Meetings (Previous)
Date Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2017 Agenda -11Aug2017 Minutes -11Aug2017 
February 24, 2017 Agenda -24Feb2017 Minutes -24Feb2017 
October 14,2016 Agenda -14Oct2016 Minutes -14Oct2016 
June 17, 2016  Agenda -17Jun2016  Minutes -17Jun2016 
February 18, 2016 Agenda -18Feb2016 Minutes -18Feb2016 
October 9, 2015 Agenda -09Oct2015 Minutes -09Oct2015
June 18, 2015 Agenda -18Jun2015 Minutes -18Jun2015
February 27, 2015 Agenda -27Feb2015 Minutes -27Feb2015
October 2, 2014 Agenda -02Oct2014 Minutes -02Oct2014
June 20, 2014 Agenda -20Jun2014 Minutes -20Jun2014
March 6, 2014 Agenda -06Mar2014 Minutes -06Mar2014
December 20, 2013 Agenda -20Dec2013 Minutes -20Dec2013
October 25, 2013 Agenda -25Oct2013 Minutes -25Oct2013
April 26, 2013 Agenda -26Apr2013 Minutes -26Apr2013
November 2, 2012 Agenda -02Nov2012 Minutes -02Nov2012
April 30, 2012 Agenda -30Apr2012 Minutes -30Apr2012
December 19, 2011 Agenda -19Dec2011 Minutes -19Dec2011
May 20, 2011 Agenda -20May2011 Minutes -20May2011

Last updated June 16, 2021