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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957


Sickle Cell Advisory Committee

Sickle Cell Advisory Committee:  Member Information  ·  Committee Business     


The purpose of the Sickle Cell Advisory Committee was to raise public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. The 25 TAC §37.420 established the tasks, reporting requirements, membership requirements, membership qualifications and meeting schedules. The committee was abolished on September 1, 2018, in accordance with 25 Texas Administrative Code, Section 37.420. In an effort to continue the work of the committee, DSHS added two new member positions representing the sickle cell community on the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee. 


Senate Bill (S.B.) 200 and S.B. 277, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, directed the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to establish and maintain advisory committees to address major health and human services issues and to adopt rules to govern the advisory committee’s purpose, tasks, reporting requirements, and date of abolition. The Sickle Cell Advisory Committee was comprised of seven members appointed by the HHSC Executive Commissioner and was required to meet three times per year.  


Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Final Report

View the 2018 final report (PDF) that the committee submitted to the HHSC Executive Commissioner.

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    For more information, email Aimee.Millangue@dshs.texas.gov or call 512-776-3386. 

    Last updated November 16, 2018