DC B23-0416 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on September 16 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-18 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced Bill 23-416 adds provisions to the Comprehensive Newborn Screening Program to establish discharge standards and authorizes penalties for failure to comply with the standards or perform the necessary screens. It would also authorize the Department of Health to collect information from hospitals and birthing facilities to create a report card regarding compliance with newborn screening requirements, lactation support services, parent education, discharge standards, and clinical quality measures. It also creates a Perinatal and Infant Health Advisory Committee that would advise on ways to reduce preterm birth and newborn screening activities.

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Better Access For Babies To Integrated Equitable Services Act Of 2019



2019-12-18CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2019-11-08CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-10-18CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-09-20CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0416 Published in the DC Register
2019-09-17CouncilReferred to Committee on Health
2019-09-16CouncilIntroduced in Office of the Secretary

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