Newborn Screening Advisory Committee

The 81st Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1795 to create the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in 2009. HB1795 is also known as “Greyson’s Law,” in memory of Greyson Morris. In 2013, the 83rd Legislature passed House Bill 740 to amend Texas Health & Safety Code §33.017 and establish the minimum number of committee members.

The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee advises the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening. The committee also recommends additional newborn screening tests. The DSHS commissioner appoints members of the committee.

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Next Public Meeting

Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time:  To be announced
Location:  Robert D. Moreton Building - M-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756

Future meeting dates and related information are subject to change.

Past Meetings          

Archived videos of meeting webcasts are available for viewing for approximately two years from the date the meeting was posted on the website and based on the DSHS records retention schedule.

All recorded webcasts

Webcast Recording
 Handouts and Presentations
March 24, 2023 Agenda (PDF)   Webcast Recording  
October 24, 2022 Agenda (PDF)   Webcast Recording  
July 8, 2022 Agenda (PDF)   Webcast Recording  
April 29, 2022 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF) Webcast Recording   
October 8, 2021  Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording   
July 23, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording  
April 16, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording  
January 22, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording

Hearing Screening Subcommittee Letter (PDF),

NICU Hearing Screening Protocol (PDF) 

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