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Proposed Changes to the Newborn Screening Program Rules and Fees
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory is proposing to permanently amend administrative rules in chapter 333, division 24.  The proposed amendments will:  update newborn screening program rules regarding definitions, congenital disorders tested for and methods of testing, timing of specimen collection and requirements for fee exemption; add severe combined immunodeficiencies (SCID) to the screening panel no later than May 1, 2014; and increase the newborn screening kit fee effective May 1, 2014.
 
You are being invited to review the proposed rules and to comment on them.  You may file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2014 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
 
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Sande, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
 
E-mail comments to: brittany.a.sande@state.or.us
You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.
 
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
 
For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and the full text of the proposed rules provided in the bulleted list below.
 
 If you have questions or would like a paper copy of these proposed rules, please call Chip Saturn at 503-693-4103.