View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 5000

Senator RICE proposed the following amendment (DG\5000C001.NBD.DG22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION___. A. Section 44-37-30(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

" (B)(1)Information obtained as a result of the tests conducted pursuant to this section is confidential and may be released only to a parent or legal guardian of the child, the child's physician, and the child when eighteen years of age or older when requested on a form promulgated in regulation by the department.

(2) In instances where a child has a time-critical abnormal newborn screening result, the department shall notify the child's primary care provider, if known, and may provide information about those abnormal screening results to a qualified pediatric specialist for the timely provision of follow-up services, including further testing, treatment, counseling, and education as needed."

B.This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor.